Verbena bonariensis with the foliage of Euphorbia characias  http://www.sarahraven.com/shop/verbena-bonariensis.html

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis annual that reseeds but worth it in the right spot.

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Spurge) Perennial 4' ht., sun to part sun, may reseed but they are easily pulled out, deer-resistant, low water requirements.

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii 'Lambrook Gold'

Borage, a beautiful self-seeding plant with blue flowers and fuzzy heads

Wildlife garden: Top 10 plants for bees and pollinators

Borage, a beautiful self-seeding plant with blue flowers and fuzzy heads

Never underestimate the power of height in a garden-even in a small garden. Actually, especially, in a small garden.

Mid summer planting scheme in border by garden designer Tom Stuart Smith in Hertfordshire, southern England - open under National Gardens Scheme

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

Beautiful border including: Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’, Delphinium ‘Clifford Sky’, Lupine russell ‘The Governor’, Cistus pulverulentus. If theyre had been French lavender and an Ena Harkness rose, this would have been my perfect garden.

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