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Water four times a year: The dry gardens at Lambley are planted in large swaths of complementary colors and textures. Image via Lambley Nursery.

Alchemelia mollis

Alchemilla mollis ‘Select’ "Lady's Mantle": for the shade garden , this is one tough-as-nails, clay-tolerant cookie, Lovely dense mounds of velvety apple green scalloped leaves that make just about the easiest, most reliable edger for shade.

clematis, lavenders & grasses make a stunning, soft yet textured picture

Here's another example of a free-flowing garden. The grasses and clematis help to soften and knit plants together. Here is the Mexican feather grass again Clematis, Lavender and grasses

Acanthus mollis

Mollis - flu high in bloom. Leaves to 2 ft long ! Combine with Hosta 'August Moon', Ophiopogon (Black Mondo Grass), Acanthus or Carex 'Bowles Golden' and Brunnera Bulgloss Bears Breech

I love hillside gardens!

Cloaking the dry slope are lavender, pride of Madeira salvias, and pink society garlic. something to do with our 2 acre backyard slope

Explore Fernando Martos Perez de Ayala's photos on Flickr. Fernando Martos Perez de Ayala has uploaded 120 photos to Flickr.

fernando martos perez de ayala - You could have a garden full of herbs, and another section full of produce, another section full of flowers, or a tea-room, etc.

Hydrangea 'Annabelle', Veronicastrum virginicum and Artemesia--white garden combinations are so peaceful.

Beautiful combination for a Moon Garden.of Hydrangea 'Annabelle' with Veronicastrum virginicum (Veronica virginica) and Artemesia in the White Garden in July at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, near Cranbrook, Kent

Nice plant combo: Liatris, black eyed susan, Joe Pye weed, Russian sage, white phlox, red bee balm, variegated grass

Things I don't have in this are: joepye weed, Russian sage, white phlox, red bee balm and variegated grass a