The owner needed a plant design for the new custom home his family had recently completed. The hardscape, large trees and sod had been installed. During our nursery visit, we discovered that the owners preferred jewel tones to pastels for flowering interest. The tree for the raised bed was a decision that involved a lot of research by the husband. He visited many sites and nurseries looking at options and specimens locally available. I had personal experience with the Dynamite Crape Myrtle and suggested the multi trunked version as an interesting focal point. Red and pink Flower Carpet Roses, Coreopsis and Crape Myrtle add lots of color during the warm season.