Does anyone have any suggestions for flowering shrubs that would be appropriate for a garden that is right alongside a pool deck? We pulled out a bunch of yuccas (Adams needles) that the previous owner had put in because they were both spiky and ugly (the leaves always seemed to bend and look ratty). We still have some smoke bushes, yews, euonymous and small spreading everygreens, but there isn't much color. I tried a rose there last year but had to move it because some of the bigger plants in the back cast a shadow over it. I'm thinking of some potentilla and maybe a butterfly bush but I don't know if that will get too large. I'm also considering some perennials, but a lot of them grow pretty tall, too.