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: June 13, 2018
Deep pink astilbes positioned along the path provide bright pops of color and draw the eye up to the gazebo. Skip a complex plant selection for a few plants that cope well with lack of sun. The size and shape of stairs through a landscape directs the mood of the garden. Here, deep and wide stones gracefully rise up the shaded, woody slope.
Under the cover of overhead trees, woodland shrubs such as spirea and shade tolerant variegated hostas welcome dappled sun. This garden shed features a roof made from a collection of wood framed windows pieced together like a puzzle. The lower walls are clad in clapboard siding. The result is a bright and beautiful place to work on the inside, and a beautiful garden structure from the outside.