I thought I might chat about how much I like to layer plants/shrubs/roses.
A great deal of my garden is in a layering affect ... it just seems like a natural thing to do.
Some shrubs that go well together :
Sorry I was shooting in morning shadows so the plants look rather bland and dark when they aren't.
Layering here starts with the Yellow Wax Bells or Kirengeshoma partner with lilies (Casa Blanca) then to astilbe .. heuchera .. hosta .. ferns .. Gold Creeping Jenny .. creeping sedum.
The trick is try try and find smaller forms of the plants you like to sweep downwards.
I still have to tweak that but I am getting a pleasing affect (for me) so far.
Amber Moon astilbe is a bit large for the affect I want to create but I have fallen hard for that fabulous colour it has so I trim it up to try and fit it in a little less conspicuously.
You can see I even go as flat down with Hen's&Chicks for fun.
I think it is Little Miss Sunshine, which I have transplanted way too many times.