Here's what I threw together:
A large Western Red Cedar resides up front with some non-descript deciduous Cotoneasters at the base. It needed a focal point. I'm almost tempted to redo it and planting something with larger, bolder foliage that can be seen as neighbors drive by.
So Hellebores have been so hot this early season and there's so many to choose from now, it's so incredibly fun to work with.
This was the composition I demonstrated at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Highlighting a most spectacular hardy Citrus (Poncirus) trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' flanked with black mondo grass, sweet flag and a bright Sedum acre 'Aureum'. Tried to squeeze in Brunnera 'Jack Frost't, but I couldn't. This was an exercise in color contrast and textures.
And got the approval that the roomies dig 'em!