Conway limited the palette of this border to mostly chartreuse-yellow and greens, choosing plants for foliage and form — not only fleeting flowers. That way, there's always something interesting to look at, regardless of what's in bloom. "When all kinds of colors aren't fighting for your attention," he adds, "you actually see contrasting shapes and textures." This composition includes: Verbascum chaixii; Hosta 'Sum and Substance'; Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'; and Iris pallida…

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backyard flower garden design

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Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus) is an excellent choice for a background plant in a border or woodland garden. Spreads slowly by rhizomes to form attractive patches.

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Landscape Focused: landscape, garden design ideas

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Front Garden at Bury Court, photo Clive Nichols. Gardenista

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blue gardens are sublime #heaveniasagarden

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From Claus Dalbys garden in Risskov, Denmark. Visit his blog -

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Green Sheen Garden Walkway - from Sean Conway

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Autumn joy sedum, echinacea/purple cone flower, Russian sage and Joe Pye weed(?_

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