One of my clients has a sign in the bathroom the gardeners gets to use which says: Live life by exclamations, not excuses. That said I am posting one picture, worth a thousand words they say, while I'm working on my next thousand word post.
Nothing exclaims like 'Jester' New Zealand Flax ( Phormium cv.) with the sparks of 'Boone' gladiolas (Gladiolus cv.) shooting from it's flame like leaves. Below the coals of this combination are purple wood spurge ( Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea') and ' 'Molten Lava' oxalis ( Oxalis vulcanicola).