Notice the path of the sun and plant accordingly. Here's another design lesson, taught to us by the lowly Western skunk cabbage
. Think about the way light moves through your landscape and situate plants accordingly. When a plant is backlit by the sun at dawn or dusk, its attributes are greatly enhanced. Here, the afternoon sun illuminates the skunk cabbage's foliage so we can see its internal architecture. And it's pretty sensational, isn't it?