Choose tall varieties that have dark green foliage to accentuate bright colors. Or select cultivars with colorful foliage (such as the blue spruce shown here) to add interest to your plantings.  Test Garden Tip: Pay attention to plant shapes. Tall, upright evergreens create wonderful contrasts with mounded perennials and grasses, for example.

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Choose tall varieties that have dark green foliage to accentuate bright colors. Or select cultivars with colorful foliage (such as the blue spruce shown here) to add interest to your plantings. Test Garden Tip: Pay attention to plant shapes. Tall, upright evergreens create wonderful contrasts with mounded perennials and grasses, for example.

The flowers, foliage, and fruit of Black Lace™ elderberry bring drama to the garden all season long.

Black Lace® - Elderberry - Sambucus nigra

The flowers, foliage, and fruit of Black Lace™ elderberry bring drama to the garden all season long.

Hosta are the ideal foundation plants for a shade garden. Their variations in color and texture play well with companions like heuchera and hardy ferns. Read more on hosta and friends at The Home Depot's Garden Club.

Perfect Companion Plants for Hostas

Hosta are the ideal foundation plants for a shade garden. Their variations in color and texture play well with companions like heuchera and hardy ferns. Read more on hosta and friends at The Home Depot's Garden Club.

Cryptomeria 'Globosa Nana' A superb cedar that retains a neat, dense mound. Fine-textured foliage. Foliage becomes rusty red in winter. Evergreen. Dwarf Habit. Partial to full sun. Slowly forms a dense dome 2-3' tall, slighty wider.

Cryptomeria 'Globosa Nana' A superb cedar that retains a neat, dense mound. Fine-textured foliage. Foliage becomes rusty red in winter. Evergreen. Dwarf Habit. Partial to full sun. Slowly forms a dense dome 2-3' tall, slighty wider.

Love this Retaining Wall Planting. May be good idea next to garage?      Foundation Planting Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor - page 28

Love this Retaining Wall Planting. May be good idea next to garage? Foundation Planting Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor - page 28

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