More ideas from Dee
Use old eaves troughs, sink them into the ground for edgings and fill with your choice of material...

Concrete edged by stone is a pleasant contrast in texture; contemporary landscape by Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture. I'd like colorful stones.

Garden trellis

Honey comb for the garden without the sweet taste. A contemporary interpretation of the metal trellis. Let the contemporary garden plant climb with this modular comb metal trellis designed by Arik Levy

allium through ferns - gorgeous.  I hate to see when the "stalks" die on these and the ferns would hide the yellow.  Although, I did not know you could grow these in the shade.....let's ask @Lisa Phillips-Barton Elifritz our resident master gardener!

allium through ferns - gorgeous. I hate to see when the "stalks" die on these and the ferns would hide the yellow. Although, I did not know you could grow these in the shade.let's ask Phillips-Barton Elifritz our resident master gardener!

outdoor fireplace

smooth concrete benches and fireplace in front of softer brick wall. Nice combination Tradition and Modern designer Charlotte Rowe's own city garden at night-view from house

Gravel paths that don't wash away.

Gravel Paths that don't run away. Smart idea to purchase these "drawer dividers" at the dollar store and at yard sales. May just try this for garden paths.when I have a garden and paths to get to it!

Planters

I like the grass in the these planters-Greenscape Design Vanilla Grass Exterior Steel Planters with Cedar Topiaries in Zinc Pots 2

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Great shade garden composition & even some great hardy plants in there . all green combination . great example of levels, and plant shape and form being soooo important. in my eyes, the next most important after structure & winter interest