Nephrolepis exaltata, Boston ferns, are non-toxic to all pets (as far as I can tell). Some people get mild skin reactions to them sometimes. They are supposed to be very easy to care for.
Better fern for front porch than Boston fern: Kimberly Queen Ferns Southern Soul Mates: trying these instead of Boston ferns this year. To be more tolerant of the heat and dry weather. Less leggy and more upright too. Two on the front porch.
The Many Uses For Olive Buckets - House of Hawthornes
Senecio Mandraliscae Blue Chalk SticksBlue chalk sticks is an attractive easy care succulent with chalky blue-green finger shaped leaves. This plant works well in borders, containers and rock gardens. Can also be used as a house plant.
Mod Vintage Life: Succulents most awesome window boxes
awesome Beautiful succulent arrangement by Richard Dennis.
Nice layering of heights--Simply Succulent Plant Designs- Los Angeles, Orange County
Love the Succulent containers at Dana Point Nursery (They have the most beautiful Gardenia tree, too!
Mixed succulents Autumn growth of this group of succulents. Planted during the summer and flowered shortly thereafter.