Brick pavers make a simple, handsome border and work well as edging material. They're ideal for a wide border that keeps grass out of the garden, yet allows flowers etc. to spill over without intruding onto the grass.
Large-leafed hostas sit at the feet of an arched-top arbor that frames the gate. Lovely purple clematis climbs over the arch. A very pretty sight and apparently entrance to the rest of the garden or the backyard.