A vibrant red Japanese Maple makes a big statement in this traditional garden. A hedge of ficus nitida lines the fence and is underplanted with soft and colorful textures like euphorbia, Chinese Lanterns, Hebe and Achillea.
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.
Dichondra 'Silver Falls' accents bright 'Blue A Fuse' petunias and 'Breathless White' Euphorbia in a hanging basket. Dichondra is a great "spiller', or trailing plant, for window boxes and other containers, too. A herbaceous perennial in zones 10 to 12, it can overwinter as a houseplant if you're careful not to overwater.
See this drought-friendly planting palette of Mediterranean Spurge (Euphorbia characias), Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea), Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) and the Italian Stone Pine (Pinus pinea).
The entryway planter of this traditional home is brimming with eclectic and vibrant plants, including Pittosporum 'silver sheen', Liriope 'sunproof', Euphorbia, Boxwood, Helichrysum, Dietes, orange Abutilon and Heuchera.
Fall is the time to plant perennials in your containers that will last year round. Cameron Watkins of C. Watkins Garden Co. suggests that combinations of holly fern, "Ascot Rainbow' Euphorbia and 'Bella Notte' heuchera are perfect for a shade container.