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PURPLE, PINK, CHARTREUSE AND WHITE; Salvia, Plox, Veronica and Lambs Ear

Combining Plants

Mixtures of salvias, garden phlox, & grasses create this variation on the purple, pink & chartreuse theme. Successful garden beds depend on marrying plants that have similar needs for light & water.

white tulips and pussy willow branches | design inspired by jane packer | photo credit lisa walsh|innerspace

white tulips and pussy willow branches design inspired by jane packer photo credit lisa walsh innerspace

:: Sweet Illustrated Storytime :: Illustration by Tashika Yui :: Nostalgie

:: Sweet Illustrated Storytime :: Illustration by Tashika Yui :: Nostalgie Like the snow

For a more romantic look, combine cottage garden favorites, such as fragrant catmint (Nepeta sp) with perennial sage (Salvia sp). Their mounding forms are punctuated here by spheres of lilac alliums, held aloft on sturdy stems. This is a great drought-tolerant summer trio for full sun.

Planting of cooler colors with catmint, Nepeta mussinii, blending with mauve alliums and deep purple salvias. Contemporary landscape by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

This seemed to me to be cottage garden planting density. Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.

pineapple pattern print

Have you discovered Spoonflower? Its's a print on demand fabric company in Durham, NC. They have fun contests every week to pick the best of a theme. 15 tropical pineapple fabrics (this one is Pineapples designed by demigoutte)

Saatchi Online Artist: Mira Alibek; Mixed Media, 2011, Sculpture "FBLE :: Dreams"

Mira Alibek FBLE Latex, urethane foam, aqua resin, acrylic and pencil 2011

Love hyacinths..

Omg gorgeous hyacinth bulbs in a white vintage pot with bow. Probably i would put little mushroom decorations into the moss.