Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.
Water Smarts: Foliage plants shine in this drought-tolerant garden. Many drought-tolerant plants offer less-showy blooms, but make up for it with interesting foliage, such as Japanese bloodgrass. Plants in curb strips catch water before it hits the street. Replace grass with drought-tolerant plantings, which also help prevent erosion. Shade can fight against water loss: Plants lose a lot of moisture from evaporation on hot days. Grasses and artemisia offer beautiful foliage in this bed.
Grasses are a no-brainer for fall gardens. Keep them in mind for your container plantings, too. Most grasses look great in pots. Here, purple fountaingrass and blue fescue create a lovely contrast for pink mums and yellow strawflower. A. Blue fescue (Festuca glauca): 1 B. Chrysanthemum 'Cecilia': 2 C. Strawflower (Bracteantha 'Sundaze Golden Yellow'): 1 D. Purple fountaingrass (Pennisetum 'Burgundy Giant'): 1
This relatively simple sidewalk garden makes a big statement in a small space: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/sidewalk-garden-front-yard/?socsrc=bhgpin032014makeastatement&page=9
40 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas For A Good Impression
Love the curves in the flower bed! houzz.com- i love the extra width on the driveway and the curved walk to the front porch- maybe i could redo our front yard to resemble this? i think i need my front walk closer to the street than the top of the driveway.