I LOVE THIS!!!! perennial border...tips for making your garden more interesting

Solar Garden border at Great Dixter, a house in Northiam, East Sussex, England - photo by Jonathan Buckley; Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ with Campanula patula and Erysimum allionii in the Solar garden at Great Dixter

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Amazing body within a cottage boarder. Using traditional perennials -Campanula, Iris, Delphinium, Anchusa

A blog for passionate gardeners with an emphasis on the quaint English Cottage Garden style

Platz für Romantik - Rosen 12 - [LIVING AT HOME] Stella and Abby had long talks on the garden bench, even after Stella died.

Don't you also think that this bed is delicious? To create something like this the rules are few and not difficult: pull plants with similar needs in water and light,  a simple color palette, with a few harmonic colors repeated over and over again.

[Wonderful combination of plants. I think I'm looking at foxglove, tall bearded iris, and purple violas. Looks like maybe lamb's ear in the bottom left corner--excellent color foil.] What a great looking garden

Alliums, Nepeta Catmint, Sage - Love it! purple garden via contemporary landscape by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

The plant selections include dwarf catmint Nepeta mussinii, alliums and purple salvia. Contemporary landscape by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - Pergola with pink climbing roses - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography

GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - Pergola with pink climbing roses - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography

peony and iris border - "Neighbors down the street have an old stone wall out by the road. A border of pink peonies and various shades of purple and lilac irises grow in front of it. What a glorious sight it is each year."  Wish I lived on this street... sigh

Peony and Iris border: Neighbors down the street have an old stone wall out by the road. A border of pink peonies and various shades of purple and lilac irises grows in front of it. What a glorious sight it is each year.

Cottage Gardening http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/cottage-gardening-everyone

A Dutch garden with delphinium, allium, lupin, anchusa azurea, pimpernel (sanguisorba officinalis) and cistus.

Garden design portfolio: Nicholsons Garden Design, Oxfordshire  Looks like catmint, penstemon 'midnight', ladys mantle, and a dark pink rose.

Garden design portfolio: Nicholsons Garden Design, Oxfordshire Looks like catmint, penstemon 'midnight', ladys mantle, and a dark pink rose.

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