In April 2018, we replace two overgrown wax leaf Ligustrum at the front entrance with two large pots from Craftex on Ashcroft. We filled those pots with Tradewinds Hibiscus, a dwarf Hibiscus. At the base of the pots, we added Ajuga, Coral Bells & Euryops, an African Daisy.
We also removed the 25 plus year old Indian Hawthorne, Boxwood & Red Tip Photinia shrubs and installed a limestone border along the edges of the bed. In their place, we planted Sweet Potato Vine, Red Salvia & Marigolds.
In the backyard, there is a spot facing mostly north which gets shade all winter but afternoon sun in the summer. Right now I have Dragon Wing Begonias and New Guinea Impatiens in the bed. Looking forward to mid September when the bed will have shade all day. What's interesting is that some of the Begonias survived the snow last December. Two plants showed just one leaf each in early March which became beautiful plants by summer as you can see below.
At the front entrance, we had a pot of Purple Heart Jew. It was root bound and had scraggly long extensions. So I broke it up and put the stems (did not place them in water to develop roots first) directly into 5 new pots with fresh potting soil. And Voila! 5 beautiful pots two months later. The extensions are getting long again and they are brittle and can break off when it is windy. But they are pretty!
Last but not least, a couple of additions to a backyard bed.