Lavender and roses... glorious combination... :) The scents, combined--utterly enticing. I'm thinking, add jasmine! Lovely entry to the garden, and you don't need a brick wall to make this happen. Cue, for you, T.

Lavender and roses... glorious combination... :) The scents, combined--utterly enticing. I'm thinking, add jasmine! Lovely entry to the garden, and you don't need a brick wall to make this happen. Cue, for you, T.

private-gardens-of-paris-gardenista An oval fountain lends a picturesque tranquility behind a family mansion in the 7th Arrondissement.

private-gardens-of-paris-gardenista An oval fountain lends a picturesque tranquility behind a family mansion in the 7th Arrondissement.

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 borders.

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 borders.

Herringbone brick path with silver/blue/white plants: Possibility for front walkway on either side of brick/tile leading to front door.

Herringbone brick path with silver/blue/white plants: Possibility for front walkway on either side of brick/tile leading to front door.

For some people, order offers relaxation. This backyard is all about order: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/backyard/?socsrc=bhgpin042114perfectorder&page=10

Beautiful Backyard Inspiration

For some people, order offers relaxation. This backyard is all about order: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/backyard/?socsrc=bhgpin042114perfectorder&page=10

P A V I N G .... material  [Greys Court - Walled Garden - Henley on Thames, England ]

outdoormagic: Greys Court - Walled Garden - Henley on Thames,... (Wander the wood)

P A V I N G .... material [Greys Court - Walled Garden - Henley on Thames, England ]

The kitchen garden is accented by a new stone-and-brick wall and a stone path. - Photo: Emily Minton Redfield

The kitchen garden is accented by a new stone-and-brick wall and a stone path. - Photo: Emily Minton Redfield

What a grand escape! I could plant all my produce and veggies! Maybe even a goat :)

What a grand escape! I could plant all my produce and veggies! Maybe even a goat :)

Peony border beside the pergola in the walled garden includes 'Duchesse de Nemours', 'Sarah Bernhardt', 'Dancing Butterflies' and 'Kansas'. Beaminster Manor, Beaminster, Dorset, UK

Peony border beside the pergola in the walled garden includes 'Duchesse de Nemours', 'Sarah Bernhardt', 'Dancing Butterflies' and 'Kansas'. Beaminster Manor, Beaminster, Dorset, UK

espalier pears with Amanda Brooks (my espalier pears - and apples will look like this someday, hopefully this year!)

espalier pears with Amanda Brooks (my espalier pears - and apples will look like this someday, hopefully this year!)

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