Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies. Play up contrasts The eye loves contrasts. Texture, color and shape can all provide contrast in a garden. Here, salvias, azaleas, miniature bearded irises and Euonymus shroud retaining walls.
British garden designer Sarah Price added low-maintenance grasses to ornamental borders to create drama and height in a historic cottage garden in Oxfordshire. She used a simple, pared-down palette of sedum, salvias, origanum, erigeron, and Stipa gigantea