Pavers spaced with grass or groundcover create an attractive garden path. Author Emily Giffin's House in Atlanta A variation to this look is with stone and grass; great thing about this look is upkeep = just mow
I love the idea of using baskets in soft-grey rattan for planting. These have been simply lined with plastic bin bags, with their bottoms pierced for drainage. -- Modern Country Style: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden Click through for details.