Last summer, I wrote about scavenging a clump of Variegated Solomon's Seal from a construction site near work. Once home, these bedraggled, tattered, debris-coated plants were tucked in a shady bed populated by hostas, sweet woodruff, and various shade-loving weeds.
It's great when plantings that look this great cost absolutely nothing. I'll try to remember that dash of kismet when I'm moaning over the sad remains of some costly specimen. Because dead plants are definitely part of the gardening deal.