Caladiums are extremely easy to grow and look wonderful in landscaping & flower beds. I put them around the base of the tree so that I dont have to mow around the roots. These would be nice around the tree in your front yard.
[These are perennial in San Diego. Mine has now overrun three fruit trees. But it blooms most of the year.] Black-eyed Susan vine - you must plant one of these in your garden this year - it's the vine that keeps going strong all summer long
DO IT IN A WHITE HONEYSUCKLE. Coral honeysuckle is a fast growing vine. Throughout this perennial's long bloom time, from mid- your entire garden. Coral honeysuckle its path, scaling a to trellis in a single season, and attract hummingbirds as well.