Back Yard - We love having a pool, but with the kids older now the lap pool would be ideal. My favorite feature of the pool is the waterfall. This lush palm tree backdrop is pretty and low-maintainance, definately a plus. The uplighting creates beautifully interesting shadowplay. Herringbone pavers are a lovely way to finish the area. #bhg.com
African Lily (Agapanthus africanus) grows strappy green leaves and stately stalks with clusters of blue or white flowers rising up to 3 feet tall. Plant it from October to February, placing the tip of the rhizome just below the surface in full sun to partial shade. Keep it evenly moist during the growing season.
Looking for a small palm that tolerates shade? Check out bamboo palm and its relatives. Most stay under 10 feet tall, so they fit perfectly in the yard. Try it as a foundation planting, at the back of the border to create a textural backdrop for your other plants, or as a unique hedge
Hardy Passionflower-Like Dutchman's pipe, this plant is a host plant for some butterflies. Allow the caterpillars to eat the foliage (plants quickly recover and grow back) and enjoy the butterflies weeks later.
Ornamental grasses are a beautiful way to add texture to the landscape. Low-growing forms are great groundcovers -- and Japanese forestgrass is one of the best. It comes in glowing shades of gold and chartreuse, and forms flowing mounds that hug the ground. Name: Hakonechloa macra Growing Conditions: Full to part sun, moist, well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall Zones: 5-9
Top Plants for Terrariums From BHG.com. (I pinned for my future reference The plant is Pilea glauca 'Aquamarine'. I bought one very small Aquamarine, February 2012. I now have 5 big plants. Love this plant! ~ Iridescence.)