Nestled on a side street on the upper east side of Manhattan, this high school had some long abandoned tree pits that needed a little TLC and some color for the fall season. After excavating the existing soil and debris we planted an elegant display of Brassica oleracea (Ornamental Kale), Heuchera (Coral Bells), Acorus sp. (Sweet Flag) and pansies. The colorful foliage of the plants provide the backdrop for the splash of yellow provided by the Pansies. Always think about some neutrals in your planting and having one plant (or flower) be the focal point. You could call this planting autumnal, but I think just plain preppy suits just fine.