best garden designs: desert dreaming If you live in a hot climate, consider a garden scheme that is native to the region. Here, a wide array of succulents and cacti create a pleasing desert - Gardening Worlds
The structure of these plants formalizes spaces in this garden, and the complementary choices of plants combined with planning make this space work, where often this combo of plants without planning can see these gorgeous plants looking like they're in a desert because it is too sparse. Architecture and Landscape Architecture, agave plants
The High Line in NYC, abandoned train line, now garden designed by the Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf. Mexican feather grass (stipa tenuissima) is probably my favorite plant. It's beautiful and graceful and there is constant movement as it responds to every little breeze.