You don't need flowers to add colour & texture to your garden - gorgeous red foliage

Red cordyline You don't need flowers to add colour & texture to your garden - gorgeous red foliage

Groundcover - blue chalk sticks (in betw kangaroo paws)

Narrow garden bed featuring Anigozanthos 'Pink Joey' (Pink Joey kangaroo paws) with Senecio mandraliscae in Santa Barbara, CA

Strawflowers - they keep their gorgeous color when dried too!

Planted Straw Flowers Helichrysum Everlastings, also called strawflowers, are unique multi-colored annual flowers.

Ptilotus Joey - Australian native shrub for dry conditions full sun. will tolerate mild frost

Ptilotus exaltatus Ptilotus Joey is a small Australian native shrub with large silver pink feathery spikes in spring and summer. More suitable for dr

Lupine - More bright, colorful flowers that I love. Schreiner's Irish Gardens, near Salem, Oregon, always has an open house on Memorial Day weekend when you can stroll through their amazing gardens, filled with iris, lupine and other wonderful flowers.

LUPINE ~~Dwarf Lupins 'Gallery Mixture' Mix ~ with their compact growth and fantastic blend of colors, Dwarf Lupins are great for the border

Companion gardening More

Companion Planting and Hows Your Garden Growing

Companion Planting Chart : find your crop in the left column then look to find good companions and bad companions. (Link is bad, but chart is readable)

Echium wildpretii - Martha Stewart Living, February 2013

Pride of Madeira, Echium candicans, is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae, a rapidly growing evergreen shrub to 4 to 6 feet tall or more by as wide.This is a good plant for mild coastal climates and seaside gardens.

Grevillea, which belongs to the protea family, is a diverse genus of some 350 species of evergreen flowering plants, most of which are native to Australia. Description from I searched for this on

Grevillea bipinnatifida, also known as Fuchsia Grevillea, is a shrub which is endemic to Western Australia. The species occurs in and around Perth on granite outcrops, hills and occasionally on poorly draining flat areas