perennial border...tips for making your garden more interesting

Solar Garden border at Great Dixter, a house in Northiam, East Sussex, England - photo by Jonathan Buckley; Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ with Campanula patula and Erysimum allionii in the Solar garden at Great Dixter

Nice nook-type table gives you flexibility to use corners... even without the table.

46 Inspiring small veranda decorating ideas

Backyard in California designed by Molly Wood Garden Design © Trina Roberts - like the sail shade and simplicity of the seating area as well as the planting.

A very clean cut, contemporary courtyard garden requiring minimal maintenance but maximum chic from its owners!

A very clean cut, contemporary courtyard garden requiring minimal maintenance but maximum chic from its owners.

Leopoldina Haynes Garden

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.

Simple corner of a garden on a sunny day | adamchristopherdesign.co.uk

10 Grassless Backyards - Sugar and Charm - sweet recipes - entertaining tips - lifestyle inspiration

Indian Sandstone with brick edging.

Idea: have fake grass, small border or pots, brick edge, crazy paving path. All on level so bins can get through.

The sculptured wall and strong lines of this design create the structure for this gorgeous cottage-style planting bed.

Gorgeous Landscapes

A brick wall and structured lawn create a foundation for this gorgeous cottage-style planting bed. This would look absolutely FAB in the Pulte Millbrook house plan's yard. Must have French lavender in the flower beds!

peonies, irises, salvia, lamb’s ears, phlox, 'Bath’s Pink’ dianthus

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Colorful Blooms Although Glenn juggled their positions, the peonies and irises came with the house. He added perennials Salvia Caradonna, lambs ears, Phlox Nora Leigh, and Dianthus Baths Pink to emphasize stem colors and foliage hues. - My Cottage Garden

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