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For the past several seasons, this Seattle-area garden designer has decided to slowly replace her water and labor-intensive annual and tender perennial beds with hearty, foliage-oriented perennials.  Now several years old, the beds have matured and filled in nicely, and provide low-maintenance, year-round interest.  In the fall, yellow, golden orange, and red hues take the place of showy flowers, while dramatic shapes keep the eye moving left, right, up, and down.

For the past several seasons, this Seattle-area garden designer has decided to slowly replace her water and labor-intensive annual and tender perennial beds with hearty, foliage-oriented perennials. Now several years old, the beds have matured and filled in nicely, and provide low-maintenance, year-round interest. In the fall, yellow, golden orange, and red hues take the place of showy flowers, while dramatic shapes keep the eye moving left, right, up, and down.

Front porch, maybe I need to cut down some hedges and start fresh!

A variety of annual foliage plants coleus Solenostemon planted in garden bed next to house porch and lawn with foundation plantings, stone pillar, porch furniture, stone edging, hanging plants. Like the stone and te smaller plants.

Cool Container Gardens - Texture play (Sunset Magazine) -- Love the colors!!

58 Cool Container Gardens

Instant autumn garden - Fall Container Gardens - Sunset ideas for the front porch

would love this preplanned waterwise garden along my back fence

Jumbo Waterwise Pre-planned Garden High Country Gardens Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade in desert climates 75 to 100 sq.

Creeping Thyme: In early summer the plants   are covered with stunning pinkish-rose flowers that last until the first hard   frost. The stunning foliage stays all through the winter months. A very hardy   perennial that attracts butterflies and can be grown throughout the   country

Creeping thyme spill over rocks: In early summer the plants are covered with stunning pinkish-rose flowers that last until the first hard frost. The stunning foliage stays all through the winter months. A very hardy perennial that attracts butterflies.

Prairie Fire Sedge

Prairie Fire Sedge

Four season trees and shrubs

Corner of Shrubs

Add Privacy with Shrubs Use these colorful shrubs and shrub-sized trees to offer year-round interest in your front yard. Plus, enjoy the little extra privacy the plants provide. Garden size: 13 by 11 feet. lot of great garden plans in this!

List of fast filling perennials.  Choose performers, not prima donnas. Though you may have to forgo some of your favorites, choose plants that will have an impact from day one instead of needing a few growing seasons to put on a show.

List of fast filling perennials: "Choose performers, not prima donnas. Though you may have to forgo some of your favorites, choose plants that will have an impact right away instead of needing a few growing seasons to put on a show.

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials --- for the hill side behind the root…

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Bush Sage (Salvia 'Raspberry Delight') Tough, grows well in a range of conditions. 'Raspberry Delight' offers red flowers over a long season: late spring to early fall. Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones:

Ever wanted to start your own garden, but didn't know where to begin? This guide is for you! Beginners Guide: How To Start a Container Garden http://www.mrswrightwrites.com/how-to-start-a-container-garden/

Beginners Guide: How To Start A Container Garden

Learn how to start a container garden, even if you have limited experience or space! This is the perfect activity for the entire family to get involved in!

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