If you're concerned about sun, shade or size, take a drive through older neighborhoods to see how mature trees beautify the homes and function in the landscapes. Lacebark elm (also called the Drake elm)
"Lone Star Big John Daylilies provide a full palette of color and dimension for the garden, and they have few rivals, if any, on that score. If you plant your garden with multiples varieties, you can have all sorts of blooms from early spring to autumn.
Urban chic Hang a vertical planter by your front door to give a hip, urban feel to your doorstep. The living picture is dripping with ‘String of Pearls’ succulents (Senecio rowleyanus) and bronze-tipped aeonium.