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.
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.