Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children& book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth.
Basically anything from ice cream green - Tiffany blue and anything in between but Aqua/turquoise is a safe bet for a color. Any shade bright or light.there will be something similar and blend able for either gender.
traditional landscape by Glenna Partridge Garden Design The combination of hostas, ferns and grasses in this photo provides layers of texture that create visual interest, even though there are no blooms. This would work beside your patio.
A very tropical looking hosta-looking thing. Love it. Most beautiful leaves Ive seen! Want them in my future fantasy garden. Lots of them. From the mouth of various commentors : it is NOT a hosta! Its actually a tropical prayer plant- calathea orbigolia-