Hard landscaping softened by purple and white planting
Like: slatted bench, planting, rendered wall
olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.
Nice example of low level planting. Sarah & Damian's garden project with railway sleepers 2
Small courtyard ideas--might consider having courtyard flowers match potted plants inside. like the flowers behind bench idea