grasses, etc

Designer Judy Kameon wanted Benson's stairs, which are made of landscape ties, to wind through a sea of plants, slowing the uphill walk and inviting visitors to enjoy the colors and textures of grasses and fragrant herbs.

For the outdoor living room: Love the colored clear roofing    University of Worcester garden - Chelsea Flower Show 2010: Great ideas for small gardens

Chelsea Flower Show 2010: 10 great ideas for small gardens

Glass pergola top with stained glass effect. University of Worcester garden - Chelsea Flower Show Great ideas for small gardens

Silver Dollar Gum Tree.

Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current!

Wooden decking seating by Peter Doy Son. Garden design by Jinny Blom, Chelsea, London

built-in seating and planters though all those strips of wood too much! Wooden decking & seating by Peter Doy & Son, Chelsea, London

Killer roof garden - so charming!! (I really like this partial pergola. Keeping here for reference)

Great use of rooftop space! Take advantage of a barren rooftop to create an outdoor space filled with raised garden beds, vegetable containers, and comfortable seating areas ready to entertain friends and family. See more ideas on rooftop gardening.

Jardim com estilo country

Improper Bostonians: Jeffrey and Cheryl Katz at Home on Beacon Hill

colours and textures up hill with small plants to create layered effect

Lavender cotton is a landscape workhorse, bringing color, texture and an easy space filler to the garden. Notice how it fills out the bank alongside orange snake flower shrubs (Bulbine frutescens Hallmark) in this design by Eileen Kelly.

This dramatic garden has been designed with limited rainfall in mind. Huge clumps of Agave americana, with its distinctive pointy leaves, combine well with the lime-green heads of Euphorbia and the bold pink flower spires of sprawling Echium, while Gazanias provide a pretty border in the foreground. The emphasis on form and texture provides an excellent contrast to the clean lines of the contemporary architecture.

Sarah and Roger Budarick’s drought tolerant garden, Boat’s End, in Australian House and Garden. Path is decomposed granite.