Excellent example of how to pair repetition (purple catmint and orange sedge grass in the foreground) with diversity- many of the plants are only used once. To make the onesies fit in, use different plants of the same color.
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.
Stacked Stone Bench ~ Features That Create an Outstanding Garden ~ Add Interest. Focus a space with benches, birdbaths, containers, boulders, and sculpture. Here's a good way to use my leftover granite - right along the path .