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…

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…

Asuntomessut 2016, Vieskatalo Valokki 23

Asuntomessut 2016, Vieskatalo Valokki 23

blue gardens are sublime #heaveniasagarden

blue gardens are sublime #heaveniasagarden

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.

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.

Front Garden at Bury Court, photo Clive Nichols. Gardenista

Front Garden at Bury Court, photo Clive Nichols. Gardenista

Green Sheen Garden Walkway -  from Sean Conway

Green Sheen Garden Walkway - from Sean Conway

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

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

backyard flower garden design

backyard flower garden design

from High Meadow farms-- use some of theirs: mixed fountain grasses plus pee gee hydrangea, white echinacea ("White Swan"), plus possibly some oak leaf or Annabelle, plus possibly low white carpet rose. Maybe add Icicle White Veronica or similar. Do Russian sage and grasses near steps.

from High Meadow farms-- use some of theirs: mixed fountain grasses plus pee gee hydrangea, white echinacea ("White Swan"), plus possibly some oak leaf or Annabelle, plus possibly low white carpet rose. Maybe add Icicle White Veronica or similar. Do Russian sage and grasses near steps.

Salvia and Allium

Salvia and Allium

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