This is my garden outside the front door in SJC. It was grass until about a year and a half ago at which time I planted a number of shrubs and perennials and filled in with a few annuals. The color scheme is bright and cheery, my favorite blues, purples, a bit of yellow and white and of course, green. Everything is growing and filling in wonderfully, including a rather 'loud' volunteer!
This red impatiens must be reseeded from the plants that were here when we first moved into the house. I'm sure I will take it out any day now, but it kind of reminds me that too much perfection can be boring