A simple, plant palette of Sedum, Salvias, Origanum, Erigeron and Stipa gigantea and provides year round structure, texture and colour. Photos courtesy of Sarah Price and Rachel Warne.

Soft prarie planting: Sedum, Salvias, Origanum, Erigeron and Stipa gigantea and provides year round structure, texture and colour. Photos courtesy of Sarah Price and Rachel Warne.

Eryngium and grasses in the gravel garden

Eryngium and grasses in the gravel garden at The Beth Chatto Gardens in early June; soft grass with spiky flower

The Colour Gardener / on TTL Design

grass and cone flower . This is what I was meaning, flowers looks nestled when another dense but airy medium sized plant is in front (salvia, grass, tall see-through miscanthus, etc.

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Mixed fountain grasses plus pee gee hydrangea, white echinacea ("White Swan"), plus possibly some oak leaf or Annabelle, plus possibly low white carpet rose. Maybe add Icicle White Veronica or similar. Do Russian sage and grasses near steps.

230609 - 08 Foxgloves - Digitalis ‘Glittering Prizes mixed’ with Allium cristophii and Erysimum allionii in the Long Border at Great Dixter

Foxgloves - Digitalis ‘Glittering Prizes mixed’ with Allium cristophii and Erysimum allionii in the Long Border at Great Dixter.

Amni visnaga and Verbena bonarienisi at Great Dixter, August 2011

The simple yet stunning combination of Amni visnaga (left) and Verbena bonariensis has inspired me to order seeds now in order to plant up a forgotten .

Piet Oudolf / Westerkade Rotterdam - Westerkade Rotterdam 5 / TheArtfulGardener

Oudolf ~ Westerkade, Rotterdam, The Netherlands _/\/\/\/\/\_

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