Thought I'd kick off the new year with a sizzling scene from my pal Sydney Eddison's garden. This is her back patio, her laboratory for concocting courageous color combos. And while this hot, bright design does benefit from a splash of paint and the hues provided by a few flowers, it derives most of its eye-popping, colorific splendor from foliage, brightly colored foliage, enough to make a whole garden. The close-up shows a few of the prime building blocks--Canna 'Pretoria', some unknown coleus, and a skirt of 'Margarita' sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita'). With those near-radioactive colors glowing all season, who needs flowers?