Posted: 18/07/2014 at 09:17
I love pink in the garden and have just planted up a whole section of border with shades of pink from pale to deep fuchsia to flower from spring to late summer. It can sometimes need clear whites or purple shades to set it off and relieve the sugariness and a lot depends on foliage colour and textures too.
However, the idea of gold or lime green is good and would be more modern. If you have the space, try a shrub such as choisya ternata Sundance whose foliage is evergreen and golden/lime green and which would be happy in shade. Alternatively, a big fat hosta Sum and Substance would be great but would die back in winter. Astilboides likes shade and woud give large round, fancy edged leaves and tall, elegant plumes of masses of tiny, white flowers
For a lower plant for front of border, try http://www.finegardening.com/golden-japanese-forest-grass-hakonechloa-macra-aureola%E2%80%99 which sways beautifully in a breeze and likes a shady spot. Its stems are a pinky purple too so woud pick up with the pinks in your border. It turns straw coloured in winter and just needs cutting back in spring and given a bit of a feed. Another possibility would be hosta Gold Edger.