You can achieve color and texture in your landscape with out depending on just perennials and annuals. Spice things up with a wonderful mixture of tropical plants that will thrive and live up to a hard frost. Some of my favorites are the Neon Pothos (awesome!), the Snake plant, different varieties of the Chinese Evergreen family, crotons, Bird Nest ferns, and even the variegated Ficus. Just mix these varieties into groupings of each kind and you will have one spectacular landscape. Who knows, you may just win the yard of the month.