Around Southern California, landscape designer Scott Shrader is known for civilized, amenity-filled gardens tailor-made for life outside. At a Los Angeles residence, an espalier tangerine tree is surrounded by hen and chicks at its base.
'Silver Shimmers' lungwort (or pulmonaria) likes moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation to prevent mildew. It bears blue flowers in spring.