Mountain laurel is a go-to favorite when it comes to shrubs that thrive in shady conditions. This native shrub grows as an understory plant in forests east of the Mississippi River. The true native form opens white flowers. ‘Pink Charm’ brings on spring color with bright pink blossoms that attract hummingbirds. Evergreen leaves add to the landscape year-round. Plants grow 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Good to know: Light shade with some sun coaxes best flower color.
This sprawling 158-acre estate is located a mere 15-minute drive from the vibrant downtown of Bozeman, Mont. The 3,700-square-foot home was designed by renowned architect Jonathan Foote and combines stone and reclaimed hand-hewn timbers in a way that reflects the land and history of the property. Sitting at the base of the Bridger Mountains, the $5.9 million home offers wonderful privacy for the homeowners and is a haven for wildlife.
In the 2014 HGTV Dream Home living room, yellow accents pop against wood and metal. Skirted and striped armchairs pair with a yellow Windsor and wingback chair, while a fluffy neutral rug softens the dark hardwood floors.