Shape ideas for my formal herb garden. Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.
Solomon's Seal thrives in and out of the ground. Florists love this plant because it lasts a long time in water, but gardeners go for it because it tolerates dry soil once established and sprouts dainty white flowers in the spring.
Agastache rupestris Licorice Mint or Sunset Hyssop: x wide, Plant Select®* winner. Superior perennial w spicy fragrance, uniquely colored flowers and finely textured foliage. Good 4 hummingbirds and hot, sunny well-drained soil.
Artemisia- Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won& fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and the branches make a wonderful addition to indoor flower arrangements.