Answer: One of the best places you can look for ideas is Monrovia.com
When you visit their website you'll find several themed gardens including plant lists, or you can enter your zip code for a list of plants suitable for your area. Armed with the list you can visit your local garden center and look at the plants. When you find what you're looking for, check the plant tags to see how large they grow and place them accordingly in your landscape. Start small - you can always add more later!
Best wishes with your new garden!
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