Sweet Violet and Spanish Broom; Mira calligraphiae monumenta - by Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - and Georg Bocskay (Hungarian, died - written 1561 - illumination added about 1591 - 1596 - via Getty Museum
GOAL FOR THIS GARDEN: FORM AND SIMPLICITY. No flowers. The wall is a strong background with interesting shadows. Keep to three plants only -- it's narrow and small. Rosemary for dark dense upward branches. Dwarf lavender for a tidy bun. Both for fragrance as you walk by. 'Blonde Ambition' grass in the center under the window for waving form, movement (or maybe 3 tall stiff Karl Foerster grasses). The strong forms of the Spanish brooms that were there (now removed) show the idea.
Filling the summer air with its terrific honey-vanilla scent, award-winner Spartium junceum (Spanish Broom) is a vigorous, medium-sized shrub which produces masses of large, bright yellow pea-like flowers, 1 in.
Spartium junceum, commonly known as Spanish broom or weaver's broom, is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to the Mediterranean in southern Europe, southwest Asia and northwest Africa, where it is found in sunny sites, usually on dry, sandy soils.