Trimmed Trees  'Miss Kim' lilac standards are beautiful even when they aren't in flower, and they add a sense of formality to Bean's herb garden.

Trimmed Trees 'Miss Kim' lilac standards are beautiful even when they aren't in flower, and they add a sense of formality to Bean's herb garden.

Garden Tours

Garden Tours

The garden's main cross axis cuts through borders of euphorbia, Crocosmia "Lucifer," Callirhoe involucrata, mixed penstemons, Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' and Rhodocoma gigantea. The distant Golden Locust echoes the Euphorbias hue.

There are dozens of low ground covers and creeping perennials resilient enough to withstand being walked on.  Notice how much (or little) the pathway you're thinking of planting is used and choose the right perennial for your pathway.

Outdoor Pathway Perennials

There are dozens of low ground covers and creeping perennials resilient enough to withstand being walked on. Notice how much (or little) the pathway you're thinking of planting is used and choose the right perennial for your pathway.

The Romantic Herb Garden

The Romantic Herb Garden

By Caroline Holmes. From beautiful formal knot gardens to simple pots on your windowsill, herbs have always instilled a mystery and romance to our daily lives. Caroline Holmes is a leading gardening c

Garden paths:  Wiiden a path as it rounds a corner to make your yard feel bigger. Or if you have a long, straight path, design it to narrow slightly at the far end.

Glorious Garden Paths

Garden paths: Wiiden a path as it rounds a corner to make your yard feel bigger. Or if you have a long, straight path, design it to narrow slightly at the far end.

Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.

Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.

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