Yummy container garden with peachy heuchera, burgundy canna lily, blue-eyed grass, and what may be a funky type of farfugium. Part of what makes it work is the bright green glazed pot contrasting with the plants.
potted garden - HOH Cyclamen, frost resistant for cool places indoors and outdoors. Autumn Heather, bud blooming for longer enjoyment. Chrysanthemums, early autumn flower that is sensitive to freezing temperatures.
Wonderful mix of material for garden path. Cobblestone sectioned between random pattern of bricks (reclaimed bricks offer a softer mellow tone of age along with irregular edges) and plantings of different types of thyme. Bordered with bricks as well.
Plants and timbers. What a great look! I don't have a spot like this, but why not just do this somewhere in your yard against a fence even with a garden area. Nice to have your herbs separated from other plants anyway.
Garden design by carolyn mullet: Plant stairs with succulents - this actually works very well, the succulents thrive on the heat from the stone in summer. If you periodically wash the stairs off with (Garden Step Gabion)