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City and Courtyard

Design an escape from the hussle and bussle of the busy city!

Well appointed and designed city gardens and courtyards can provide a welcomed respite for city dwellers, becoming places for relaxation, contemplation, conversation and entertaining friends and family. Urban space being generally limited, careful thought needs to be brought to the overall garden layout. Many urban designs treat these urban oases as extensions of the homes with materials often chosen to complement interior finishes. Planting tends to be minimalist, with fewer plants providing longer seasonal displays or adding architectural interest. The need for privacy is important with wall treatments, pergolas or pleached trees raising the height of boundaries. Water is a popular component of many urban gardens, either acting as a focal point or as a soothing element. Lighting is another key design element enabling owners to enjoy their garden at night too.


City and Courtyard Guides


A Fabulous Border with Double Late Tulips

A fascinating and romantic display for late spring!

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Miss Willmott's Ghost

Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Salvia

Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks

A Fabulous Duo: Astrantia and Geranium

Create striking summer borders pairing the delicate presence and intriguing blossoms of Astrantia Major (Great Masterwort) with the charming, unusual double blossoms of Geranium Pratense (Cranesbill)

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Benjamin Britten' & Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Bonica' and Lavender 'Hidcote'

Ideal for planting alongside an informal path, Lavender forms a magnificent hedge with its attractive foliage, colorful blossoms and delightful fragrance that entices the senses!

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Crocus Rose' & Phacelia tanacetifolia

Roses are healthier when provided with companion plants to help repel destructive bugs while encouraging beneficial insects. Some flowering plants attract beneficial insects that help to control insect pests on your roses.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Geranium 'Brookside'

Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

While the list of plants that look great when planted between and under roses is endless, Catmint (Nepeta) remains a favorite companion for roses.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Grace' & Heuchera 'Marmalade'

​Perfect for hiding the leggy stems of rose bushes, Heuchera (Coral Bells) make soft ground covers around their bases, their mounds of scalloped-edged foliage adding texture and interest to mixed borders.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Harlow Carr' & Lavender 'Hidcote'

One of the most venerable shrub companions for perennials is roses. Paired with classic partners like lavender, their exquisite flowers and fragrance create glorious borders for weeks of color and scent.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' & Phacelia tanacetifolia

With unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink rich of a fresh Tea fragrance, Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' creates a memorable display when paired with the abundant and long-lasting bell-shaped flowers of Phacelia tanacetifolia (Fiddleneck). Aside from being very ornamental, this hardy annual is a perfect rose companion plant as it attracts scores of beneficial insects

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Teasing Georgia' & Achillea 'Paprika'

Roses are healthier when we provide them with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs and pests while encouraging beneficial insects.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'The Mayflower' and Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'

Since 'The Mayflower' is a shrub rose which repeat flowers with exceptional continuity and is rarely without flowers, you will enjoy this lovely combo for many, many weeks!

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Wisley 2008' & Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Lavender-blue daisies blend beautifully with many roses, creating scenes that shine with living color. Here, the fragrant, fully double blossoms of English Rose 'Wisley 2008' agreeably combine their pure soft pink rosettes with one of the most popular asters today

A Fabulous Duo: Salvia 'Caradonna' and Penstemon 'Rich Ruby'

This plant pairing uses 2 spectacular, upright perennial plants with contrasting flower colors and shapes. Both plants are deer or rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and are top performers

A Fabulous Duo: Tulip 'Angelique' & Tulip 'Mount Tacoma'

A fascinating and romantic display for late spring!

A Fabulous Duo: Tulip 'Carnaval de Nice' & Tulip 'Blue Diamond'

In need of an eye catching attraction in your bed or borders in late spring? Why don't you try this bulb combination?

A Fabulous Trio: Rose 'Lady of Shalott', Achillea & Nepeta

Growing roses by themselves would be an open invitation to the pests and diseases that favor roses. Roses are healthier when we provide them with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs and pests while encouraging beneficial insects.

A Fantastic Border Idea for Your Mid-Late Spring Garden

Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it!