I kind of forget about this shady trough most of the year. In fact, I gave up on it last season when the Annabelle hydrangea flopped over it and the trough dried out, leading to early retirement of the mini hostas for the season. The trough looks great this year, with the hostas and bergenia co-habiting nicely. With all of the rain we've had lately, the moss on the trough is gorgeous now too.
I just need to remember to whack (I mean "selectively prune") Annabelle back this year.