Oftentimes we forget how beautifully contrasting foliage colors can be so effective. In my front yard, against a background of dark green hollies, I put this urn and planted a Limemound Spirea (Spiraea japonica ‘Limemound’) in full sun. With its lime-colored foliage, it is an instant accent in a perfect place to be viewed at the end of the drive. An added bonus is that it has a surprising pink bloom in summer. The foliage color and blooms are almost gaudy together. Once a freeze occurs in fall, and the foliage drops, I tuck violas around it for winter and early spring color. Another bonus is that this plant–even in the ground–rarely gets over four feet and can take a bit of dry, which makes it even more attractive as a good plant for a container.