Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ -- Another great choice for late summer flowers and winter texture. Its flowers bloom from August into November; they open pink and mature to a copper befitting of autumn. It is 2 feet tall and wide, with succulent stems and leaves.
Install a white fence for curb appeal. A low fence like this is both playful and proper. Dressed with roses and fronted with mounding perennials, it makes a welcome entry from the street or sidewalk. (If we ever put up that white picket fence!