Trachycarpus fortunei a temperate palm which is, in cultivated range, the northernmost palm species in the world, having been outdoors all year long with little to no protection at the New York Botanical Garden.The greatest reported cold tolerance is −27.5 °C. Grown for its coarse but very strong leaf sheath fibre, used for making ropes, sacks, other coarse cloth where great strength is important. (blooming cherry trees in background)
Contemporary Landscape by Bliss Garden Design Japanese forest grass (Hadonechloa macra 'Aureoa") Zones Moisture-retentive soil plant partial to full shade (will be greener in full shade). & plant in spring or fall
How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters.also a list for choosing the right plants, which ones prefer sun, shade etc. There's a lime Heuchera in this basket. It looks like it has a good list to keep handy for choosing compatible plants
Hakonechloa macra "All Gold" Japanese forest grass, glossy European ginger, and Japanese painted ferns and Hosta ‘June,’ with a couple of young ‘Lime Rickey’ heucheras picking up the gold grass underplanted beneath a magnolia tree.