This is a close-up of the shot of my steps from the Friday post. You can see the crotons better, and you can see the calibrachoa, or million bells, in the pots beneath the 2 larger ones. They are a mix–great variety called Dreamsicle that I planted for the first time this year, and a double yellow. Not only do they nicely highlight the colors in the crotons’ leaves, but for this time of year, they are great fall color. Dreamsicle is a mix of salmon, and orange flowers.
Here’s the back wall of the steps, where the sweet potato vine is. You can see it, along with the little bowl of succulents (which has been there all summer, but was overshadowed by the hibiscus and mandevilla) are now color-echoing the begonias.
It doesn’t take much to make these changes. Look around your own yard to see what you have to work with.