Flower garden ideas
This site has great ideas for plant combos for your flower beds or for containers. In containers, put a "thriller" (something tall), a "filler" (plants to fill in the middle), and a "spiller" (plants that trail over the edge).
Signature Gardens: CONTAINERS/ANNUALS - Spring/Summer
Replace seasonal plants!! (this method is used in many public gardens). Why didn't I think of this??
Rosy Gardens | Trouvais
Buy lily of the valley Convallaria majalis
Three Steps to Organizing the Perfect Flowerbed | Barsch Team
Weed-smothering groundcover: Soapwort - Soapworts are underappreciated plants. Many of them make fine groundcovers. 'Max Frei' is a low-growing, mat-forming selection that is highlighted with starry pink flowers in spring. It's an excellent choice for gardens because it tolerates summer's heat and humidity. Name: Saponaria x lempergii 'Max Frei'. Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil. Size: To 1 foot tall. Zones: 3-7
"Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons"
Sunken Garden by Rebecca Cruz
Bare Root Plant
astilbe arendsii 'rhineland'...i love it in white masses, too...if only I had the shade it needs.