Astride Rabbit Mountain, this garden presented the opportunity to blend home and outdoor spaces with the wild surroundings of the open and rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountain foothills. We used natural materials local to the site and designed the plants of the garden to echo the landscape of the mountainside. We also wanted to incorporate extravagant colors that would take the scorching sun and reflect its high intensity in both bright and cool hues. We were able to capture a piece of each sunset in the back lighting of the native shrub Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume. The vibrancy the plants of this landscape reflect the beauty of appropriate plants in an equally appropriate setting.