beautiful border!

(An all-purple flower garden) Backyard Spring garden ~ Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ with Campanula patula and Erysimum allionii in the garden at Great Dixter

Agapanthus 'White heaven', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nymphe', Campanula persicifolia Alba; Digitalis purpurea Albiflora, Hosta 'Fire and ice', Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

Superbe harmonie en blanc et vert ! Agapanthus 'White heaven', Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nymphe', Campanula persicifolia Alba, Digitalis purpurea Albiflora, Hosta 'Fire and ice' Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

allium and grasses

Soft prarie planting: Sedum, Salvias, Origanum, Erigeron and Stipa gigantea and provides year round structure, texture and colour. Photos courtesy of Sarah Price and Rachel Warne.

Using a path to lead you through a space that deserves a casual stroll and close up admiration...also a piece of sculptural art such as the empty vessel creates a focal point.

Showy Shade Gardens

In the Shade - Deep Shade Plants Thrive Beneath Tree Canopies A condition found in most gardens is deep shade. Canopy-loving plants like hostas and ferns thrive in these locations.

Love this gravel garden!

front yard idea: low-maintenance, access to water lines, loosens up the centre path geometry

a cottage herb garden in Chelsea, London- good combination of colour and textures

British Flowers Week 2015

Pretty herb garden with Lavandula stoechas 'Pedunculata' Allium giganteum. purple fennel angelica and many more plants.flowers at the back of the herb garden don't need to be touched but look pretty and tall.

Nice use and placement of medium and small 'pebble' type stones in this gravel garden

Nice use and placement of medium and small pebble type stones in this gravel garden - Best Gardening Ideas

This one is a bit more formal with a hint of gravel gardening... a nice combination if you like your garden to be a bit more tidy!!!

This one is a bit more formal with a hint of gravel gardening. a nice combination if you like your garden to be a bit more tidy!

Sweeps and Curves | Sue Townsend Garden Design | Idea to cover raised flower border with slate tiles if it keeps cracking

Diaphonous combination of Verbena bonariensis with Mexican Feather Grass in a raised bed (Sue Townsend garden design).

Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden. This is a very English garden, despite the generally desert-like conditions. Yes, there are grasses and euphorbia but also: the dark sedum 'Ruby Glow', Nepeta, common chive, and Lamb's Ears. - (Euphorbia 'Blue Haze' is £6.99 from Larch Cottage Nurseries). Ordinary plants put together by an artist.

Required Reading: Beth Chatto's 5 Favorite Flowers for a Gravel Garden

Euphorbia ‘Blue Haze’, dark sedum ‘Ruby Glow’, nepeta, common chive, and Lamb’s Ears. Ordinary plants put together by an artist.

Hebe 'Silver Queen’- Hebe, Small, upright shrub with glossy, cream and green, variegated leaves on dark stems. Clusters of light purple, bottle-brush flower. Grows 24 inches with 4 inch spread. Sun/shade.

Hebe franciscana ‘Variegated’ (hebe) Small, upright shrub with glossy, cream and green, variegated leaves on dark stems. Clusters of light purple, bottlebrush flower. Grows 24 inches with 24 inch spread.

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