This planting plan is heavy on the evergreens to create an interesting year round yard. The bright red stems of the red osier dogwood will provide some nice contrast. Trilliums are included to welcome in spring with their white to purple beautiful, three-petal bloom. This plan includes a wildlife snag to provide food and shelter for a wide variety of birds. Wildlife snags are standing dead trees. If you have one already, just leave it and create your landscape around it. If the dead tree poses a safety issue, you can ask an arborist to cut it off at a height that won't pose a threat. Western hemlock and western redcedar rise on each side of the path. Vine maples grow nearby to show off their elegant shape. The bench is surrounded by the smaller perennials of vanilla leaf, piggy back plant, trillium and wild ginger.