Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.
Kurrajong is an Australian Bottle Tree with masses of dangly pink flowers, lush foliage,odd fat trunk.looks great year round.slightest breeze made the shiny leaves rustle.undemanding, zones 9-11, thrives in full sun and most any soil, is frost hardy,drought tolerant. popular street tree, it can grow 30' tall, develops quickly to make a statement in a small garden, doesn't have an aggressive root system. Landscapers love it. happy in a container spectacular bonsai. Easy from seed.
HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.