This first one is of the "white bridge," which is perhaps the hardest to construct technically. The large (56") wire baskets hang on the sides of the bridge. This side is dappled sun most of the day, and the other side is shade, so it's always a challenge to come up with a combination that works well through the summer.
At the pool, there are lots of tropicals this year. In this grouping, the most noticeable plants are the bourganvillea, ginger, and Malva "Zebrina," that Tom at Seventh Street recommended.
At the garage, it's incredibly bright, but no direct sun, so I've had good luck with the Australian Tree Fern the past couple of summers. Acuba likes it here, as well.
The banana and oleander are just starting to come into their own. When summer comes and we're consistently hot, these guys go crazy!
Pots of Lemongrass flank the gate to the walled garden. It requires a ladder to cut any for cooking, but it's really "all about the look."
At the front door, the Majesty palm is just starting to take off from the heat, as well. This is a western exposure, so mostly shade, then blistering sun for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. These containers get a lot of attention and turning, and some of the tougher things are specifically placed to block sun from burning the begonias and other delicate plants.
A wider shot of the front door plantings.
Feel free to steal any ideas you'd like. If you can't figure out particular plants from a photo, don't hesitate to ask. (But please don't lift my photos without at least giving me credit.....)