The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow...I think this would really add to our dull yard. This is a picture of purple smoke bushe that ignites the border. Their stems grow straight up like pipe cleaners, a habit which makes them useful additions to any border in need of diverse forms.
The signature of a cottage-style garden is an abundance of old-fashioned, petal-heavy flowers, like roses, bellflowers and peonies (pictured above). Bonus: Your garden will not only look beautiful, it will smell amazing, too. - CountryLiving.com
Use gravel to pave a garden path that meanders alongside your flower beds. The key is to avoid any rigid lines, instead letting the path wind to mimic the free-flowing nature of the flowers beside it. - CountryLiving.com