Select trees with colorful foliage (such as tricolor beech or golden locust, shown here) or flowers to extend your garden's visual appeal up into the air. For the biggest impact, use trees that echo one of the tones in the plantings below them.
low-maintenance landscape - rear of yard near fire pit. white pine dominates against wooden fence, globe blue spruce bridges the divide between path/trees. Pulmonaria and ferns offer hardy growth patterns with little TLC.