THUNBERGIA - BLACK EYED SUSAN VINE - Pinetree Garden Seeds - Flowers - Annual in Zone 5, but will still grow 5-8 feet, rambling over itself if it is not trellised. Can be a ground cover if you let the vines trail.
Succulents in soup ladles
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea. Incredible!
container succulents love the purple; picture only
Carpeting Pincushion flower is a fantastic groundcover new to cultivation. It blooms beginning in late spring with huge mauve-pink flowers that sit right ontop of the plant's crinkled evergreen foliage. Closely related to Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower). Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Graptopetalum paraguayense - Ghost Plant in flower:
Kochia Scoparia Grass; the coolest grass you will ever see