Create a striking, year round display in your backyard with spectacular low-maintenance plants.- by Better Homes and Gardens
It's all about balance
The secret to creating a beautiful garden is balance. Leafy grasses and low growing succulents soften the geometric rigour of agaves and aloes.
Lead the way
Don't forget to include a walkway in your garden bed. A subtle stepping stone pathway is ideal for improving access and bed maintenance.
For extra impact punctuate greenery with large urns or intriguing pots.
Dare to take risks with plant placement. Agave varieties burst forth from a sea of crassula and blue chalk sticks.
Low maintenance, maximum impact
A long lived plant, Crassula ovate will remain perfectly happy in the same pot for many years - so you had better choose one you like.
Off the wall
Beautify dull fences and railings with the orange trumpet creeper (Pyrostegia venusta) - it produces a magnificent display in winter. Plant in full sun and prune lightly after flowering.