Coleus come in countless colors. They prefer dappled sun but can tolerate a little more sun with frequent watering. They can be used as a border, a full bed or in containers. Pinching off the top growth periodically will encourage a fuller plant.
Dymondia margaratae at flagstone steps | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Careless Gardener: The top five plants for low maintenance gardens: impatiens, Wave petunias, hosta, coleus and Montauk daisies.
Succulent Patio Garden in-full-bloom-flowers
Narrow garden bed featuring Anigozanthos 'Pink Joey' (Pink Joey kangaroo paws) with Senecio mandraliscae in Santa Barbara, CA
Raised Bed Garden Designs
Raised Garden Bed Tutorial - Cinder blocks are great for keeping herbs under control. Plant the herbs in the holes in the cinder blocks.
Care-Free Garden Design
Care-free garden: Bullet-proof plants These aeoniums, papyrus, cordylines, kangaroo paws, and small palms need no fertilizer or pesticides—only occasional watering by a drip system and a little pruning. They also easily tolerate shifts from sun to rain.