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[Deschampsia with assorted perennials]  I am in love with this combo - it looks like 'fireworks'.

The magic of ornamental grasses with a nod to Piet Oudolf [of course]

GRASSES - Deschampsia cespitosa Goldtau will give your borders an extraordinarily magical, almost dreamlike quality. Plant as single specimens dotted amongst perennials for maximum sublime effect.

English Cottage Garden

Sneaking a very narrow brick walk into the heart of a thickly planted English Cottage Garden

piet oudolf - native plants - perennials:  deschampsia purple, lilac, veronica / background:  pink flowers of filipendula rubra magnifica

piet oudolf - native plants - perennials: deschampsia purple, lilac, veronica / background: pink flowers of filipendula rubra magnifica difference between human designed flowerbed colours with wild meadow etc

Echinops 'Veitchs Blue' - Globe thistle and Perovskia - Russian sage

Kugeldistel und Perovskie, Echinops 'Veitchs Blue' - Globe thistle and Perovskia - Russian sage

This is the kind of look we want for the back garden, with curved borders and lawn. Paving from shed to patio door for access, and a narrow path past shed to top of garden, to the gate in the chicken fence.

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Garden design ideas: choose what style you'd like for your gardens / RHS Gardening

lanting that spills over onto narrow pathways, masses of colour and scented flowers, this is a quintessentially English style. - My Cottage Garden

Landscaping Style – Puddy's House

Landscaped Backyard - manicured shrubs and mulched beds framed by a tall privacy fence - Landscaping Style, via Puddy's House

Country garden stone path

Country garden stone path, I should do this from the small deck on the back of the gazebo to the pond on the other side of the gazebo. need to do more on that side of the house.