selecting varieties that offer different shapes and colors. 'Blue Shag' white pine, 'Montgomery' blue spruce, and 'Silver Whispers' Swiss stone pine combine beautifully with 'Profusion White' zinnia, for example. A perfect "Randi" grouping!
Steeds Holly in front bed beside Hawthorne
Boxwood shrubs provide a mini wall of greenery - Decoist
Evergreen foundation plantings aren't just beautiful, they insulate from cold winter winds and help lower heating bills.
"Great landscaping is more than the pretty face of your home — it can be the first line of defense between you and natural disaster." via HouseLogic