Plant Types: Annuals: Flowering or foliage-only plants live for a single growing season. Perennials: Come back year after year. Bulbs: Plant cold-hardy bulbs in the fall for spring blooms. Climbers or Vines: Annual or perennial, cover vertical space with foliage and flowers. Shrubs: Flowering or evergreen shrubs for seasonal interest. Trees: add long-lived shade and shelter. Turfgrass: Good lawns include a blend of grass types that suit the climate and light conditions.