Yellow or citrus colors are associated with liveliness and exuberance. Try to use masses of a single color instead of mixing colors in a flower bed. Mass planting of a single color will produce a stronger impact.
An archway covered in porcelain berry vines separates beds of black-eyed Susan, bee balm, and cat mint from Pollan's 19th-century house. The white, ruin-like columns in the distance were salvaged from a local bank. - HouseBeautiful.com
Now Stacie Crooks' front yard stops traffic. Instead of lawn, she has a large, mixed border. It includes evergreen shrubs such as ceanothus and viburnum, grassy foliage plants like carex and phormium, and tons of perennials, including aster, penstemon and euphorbia. Best of all, this extravaganza of plants requires less than one-half the water the lawn needed. Mor