Hostas are one of the plants that I strongly associate with summer. They grow well in shade, and come in such a range of varieties! The only problem with them are icky, slimey slugs. Slugs gross me out.
You can supposedly put a little dish of beer under the hostas and the slugs drink it, get drunk, fall in and drown.
Just what I want! Pools of dead floating slugs in my garden, smelling like beer! This is one time when I go straight for the chemicals, as soon as I see the leaves of my hostas looking all chewed up by slugs. BTW I really don't plan on posting a photo of a slug.