love the bamboo and the stripes.HINT: to prevent bamboo's infamous spread, plant bamboo within planters. The roots are then contained and cannot form running shoots throughout your yard. and the neighbor's yard.
Don't underestimate perennials in making your gardening life easier. Perennials will continue to come back every year and will only require minimal maintenance such as weeding and fertilizing. You'll save time by not having to plant and care for seedlings