Low growing perennials, like dwarf impatiens planted with Soleirolia soleirolii make a charming garden pathway. Check out more of the best ground cover flowers for your yard.

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Flowers are sprinkled throughout this Connecticut garden, from the bold prelude—a moody row of rose and clematis arbors—to herb beds anchored in 'Fairy' rose standards rising above fragrant heliotrope. The homeowner also devoted ample space for purple basil beside sweet, jalapeno, and paprika peppers.

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Let climbing roses, well, climb up an archway for a thoroughly romantic garden entrance.

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In this Rhode Island garden, a variety called 'Green Sheen' surrounds the path to an office. The outcome? A no-maintenance, evergreen ground cover that shines year-round and complements the sage woodwork of the 18th-century fanlight and door.

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In the garden of this Philadelphia home, the outdoor "room with a view" is canopied by a trumpet vine, golden hops, and rose-bowered pergola, with concrete pavers laid down checkerboard style.

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To maximize the scene from their upstairs windows, which overlooks this arbor, the homeowners of this Hudson, New York, home planted a trumpet vine at each of the structure's six posts.

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This homeowner of this Birmingham home covered an arbor in 'New Dawn' roses. The walls of the home are covered in jasmine, clematis, and ivy.

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'Blushing Bride' hydrangeas and 'Morning Light' ornamental grasses soften the path to the guesthouse in the backyard of this California farmhouse.

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Clematis and confederate jasmine climb a brick wall adjoining this Alabama house's back patio.

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A limestone path, lined with wild daisies, leads to this Kentucky cabin.

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'Tardiva' and 'Annabelle' hydrangeas, 'Diana' Rose of Sharon hibiscus, and Hosta plantaginea line the walkway behind this Martha's Vineyard home.

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Twenty varieties of hosta create a lush patchwork in front of this New Hampshire barn.

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Portulaca, variegated sage, cherry tomatoes, Padron peppers, parsley, and more thrive in galvanized troughs in the backyard of this California home.

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Overflowing with your favorite flowers, window boxes are a irresistible draw for the eye. Consider planting flowers in a shade that complements the color of your home. Or, for dramatic effect, mix in a second plant that picks up your trim color.

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Oak-leaf blooms and lady's mantle bloom in front of a former sugar shack overrun by wisteria vines, where the owners of this Ohio farmhouse host candelit dinners.

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Boxwood hedges—whether rounded, squared off, or snaked through other borders—can add charm to any country garden. To see six more features every country garden needs, check out an excerpt from Charlotte Moss' book Garden Inspirations.

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Elevated Steps can add dimension and texture to your front yard.

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The lush garden of this Napa Valley country cottage features lavender, rosemary, irises, and fruit trees.

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A simple cylindrical vase decoupaged with sheet music and filled with white peonies hits a high note. (This DIY idea also makes for fun party decor. Try covering a vase with "The Star Spangled Banner" on the Fourth of July or your favorite Christmas carol during the holidays.)

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Turn a small watering can into a springy flower vase.

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A rustic crate is the perfect container for a wild arrangement of pretty pastel flowers, including hydrangeas, lisianthus, snapdragons, and more.

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Mix Ranunculus with grocery store finds for a pretty bouquet.

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Place flowers in a paper bag to add a rustic touch to your bouquet. The result makes for the perfect May Day gift to leave on the doorsteps of family and friends.

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You'll need two vases for this bouquet! Start off by placing the smaller one inside the larger one, then slide slices of oranges or lemon inside the gap between them.

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Instead of choosing colorful flowers, try placing a white variety like mums or daisies in vases with colored water.

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