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Photo: Star Roses and Plants
Inspiration for a Sunny Garden
Plants of different heights cover this sunny slope. In the summer, a manicured lawn sets off Peach Drift roses backed by taller Bluestars (Amsonia tabernaemontana). In autumn, the green Bluestar leaves turn brilliant yellow and contrast beautifully with a purplish-red Japanese maple and a smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria). In winter, the garden depends on boxwood Buxus 'Little Missy' and a golden-green cypress (Chamaecyparis) for structure and interest, until fragrant lilacs begin to bloom in spring.