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

forget-me-not-flowers Blooms in spring. Covers like a carpet. Good for rocks and filling cracks in walkways. Low growth.

Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

Walled English herbaceous garden border - great use of height at the back

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your b

Plants combination. Check for deer resistance first.

15 DIY How to Make Your Backyard Awesome Ideas 13

Allium Garden Design: Bountiful Blooms

Bountiful Blooms, a jeweled tone perennial border highlighting the spherical, fluffy heads of alliums from Longfield Gardens and Thinking Outside the Boxwood.