Mix Herbs and Flowers Create a colorful and fragrant spring garden by mixing flowering herbs and perennials that bloom together. In this border, chives and lavender bloom in front of Amsonia, bearded iris, and peony.
Plants with multiple petals, such as roses and peonies, are cottage-style favorites, and they have the added benefit of sweet scent. Contrast heights within beds by using spiky classics such as foxgloves and delphiniums.
Install a white fence for curb appeal. A low fence like this is both playful and proper. Dressed with roses and fronted with mounding perennials, it makes a welcome entry from the street or sidewalk. (If we ever put up that white picket fence!
Greys Court - Walled Garden by Peter J Dean on Flickr.