The colorful foliage of coral bells (Heuchera) adds texture and interest to the spring, summer and fall garden — and winter in warm climates. Here, 'Marmalade' is a blend of deep gold and hot pink. Give heucheras moist, well-drained soil, part to full shade in the South. USDA Zones 4 to 9.
This picturesque waterfront home features a rustic stone exterior paired with wood accents and neutral siding. The large backyard allows room for a stone-lined stream and an abundance of colorful foliage.
The dynamic garden composition in front of this 100 year-old stone Pennsylvania farmhouse is filled with perennials that command attention with their colorful foliage every season of the year. Euphorbia, Black-Eye Susans, and an array of textures add visual interest and color throughout the landscape.
A mix of ornamental grasses, succulents and foliage plants create a colorful entry to this home. A gravel walkway cuts through the garden, with the low-growing plants, including a mature aloe vera, closest to the edge.
Bring the outdoors in to decorate for the fall season. Enjoy a walk in the crisp air to gather clippings of flowering plants and colorful foliage. Fill small vases with your finds and place them throughout the house. If you're expecting overnight visitors, don't forget the guest room. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas.
A bird's-eye view of Lisbon, Portugal features pink and cream buildings with multiple stories. Wrought iron railings adorn the windows and create a rooftop terrace. A stone building features a clay tile roof that lends itself to an old-world look. A variety of foliage skirts the foundations of the buildings.
Black isn’t only for interiors: It’s a bold, modern choice for exteriors of every style, too. “The black exterior allows this house to blend into its dark, forested surroundings while providing a bold contrast to the colorful foliage and bright interior,” say the architects at GSA Architects. “Painting the vertical tongue and groove siding a dark color helps hide the joints between boards, giving the siding a more homogenous and minimal look. Make sure to use a satin exterior paint to avoid accumulating too much dirt on the siding.”
Palm trees mix with green foliage and colorful flowers to create a welcoming entryway to this modern Miami Beach home. Grass is planted between long rectangular pavers for a contemporary walkway, which leads to the sleek, dark wood front door.