What do all of these photos have in common? They portray grasses and other plants -- either wild or in gardens -- in one of their most glorious moments: sunlight caught by the delicate blades and seedheads of grasses or seen through the stained-glass colors of autumn leaves ... backlighting. It's something I think about when I am doing a planting design. Consider placing plants such as ornamental blue oat grass, tufted hair grass and fountain grasses in your garden, where you will be able to see the rising or setting sun through their foliage. Maybe on a rise, just west of a warm afternoon or evening sitting spot, or outside a west-facing window, slightly above or at eye level.