I purchased an old stepladder at an auction and that is the focal point of this semi-shade garden. I place potted plants up the steps and on the paint tray and grow a clematis from below. An amur maple, peonies and pussy willow provide other height. The color scheme is shades of pink with blue, silver and burgundy foliage. A globe spruce shrub, hosta camelot, blue fescue and sedums add nice blue touches, with burgundy sedum and heuchera, and white frosty morn sedum and silver snow-in summer and rose campion. Other plants include coneflowers, sweet williams, tulips, soapwort and dianthus.