Plant Combinations: Late Summer

 

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Lavender and Lilies of the Nile

Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming down an outdoor area overheated after a warm summer day.

A Beautiful Duo with Agave 'Blue Flame' and 'Blue Glow'

Simple but stunning, this Mediterranean duo includes two spectacular Agave hybrids. Imagine how gorgeous this duo becomes when backlit by the sun in early morning or late afternoon! 

A Glowing Winter Border with Dogwood, Heath and Grasses

This incredibly pretty planting includes plants of great winter interest that will lift your spirits during the dull days of winter.

A Pretty Pathway with Grasses and Charming Perennials

A beautiful combination of ornamental grasses and perennials turn this path into a welcoming walkway. The flowing foliage of Fountain Grasses and Feather Grasses helps soften the abrupt transition between the paving and the plantings. They are paired with soft colored perennials and wave a lovely tapestry that will gracefully sway in the breeze from mid summer to fall.

A Naturalistic Border Idea with Perennials and Grasses

Awash with colors and shapes from mid summer to fall, this naturalistic planting is really fascinating. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.

A Lovely Contemporary Garden Idea

This lovely contemporary garden, rich in texture and interest, features a dining terrace with a cedar patio table cantilevered over an area richly planted with drifts of Verbena, Nepeta, Agastache and Lavandula. All of this delicately veiled by Deschampsia cespitosa.

An Easy Summer Planting Idea with Sage and Ornamental Grasses

This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home.

An Elegant Summer Garden Idea with Hydrangea, Rose and Astilbe

Rich in texture and interest, this elegant summer garden features a pretty mix of award-winning shrubs and perennials. Most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Easy to grow, they will attract the energy of butterflies.

A Fabulous Plant Combination for Moist Soils and Shady Gardens

Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden! Most plants are low maintenance, trouble-free and ignored by deer and rabbits!

A Luminous Perennial Planting Idea with Echinacea pallida and Veronicastrum

This pretty and low-care perennial border, in the prairie style planting, is composed of two vigorous perennials which will add drama in your garden from mid to late summer.

A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Bulbs, Perennials & Grasses

A very interesting border idea for sunny dry spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Alliums and Grasses

A very interesting border idea for sunny spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Asters, Verbena and Grasses

Summer might be over but the gardening season is not as evidenced by this beautiful late-summer garden which marries small and medium-sized plants with great fall colors. You can easily replicate it in your own garden.

A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Dahlias, Verbena and Grasses

Very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and birds, this interesting planting combination reveals its splendor, season after season.

A Splendid Fall Border Idea with Penstemon, Asters and Grasses

Valued primarily for their fall colors, Asters bear a profusion of attractive star-shaped flowers for weeks that cheerfully enliven the late season garden. Available in a wide array of heights, they are useful in the back, middle or front sections of the border.

A Soft Border Idea with Grasses, Echinacea and Monarda

This soft informal border is composed of low-growing perennials which will introduce romance in your landscape from early summer until fall. Perfect for small gardens or container planting, this pleasing combination will feed many butterflies but will be ignored by hungry deer.

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Erysimum, Artemisia and Calamintha

Packed with deer and drought resistant plants, this Mediterranean raised bed is a delight in terms of fragrance, color and texture. At the foot of an old gnarled olive tree are easy to grow perennials and shrubs offering a very long season of interest extending from spring to fall.

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Russian Sage and Lilies of the Nile

Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blue and purple perennial flowers. Plant these wonderful perennial plants near a pool where they can be reflected for double the pleasure.

A Fragrant and Colorful Summer Border Idea

This Mediterranean climate border is almost overwhelming in its profusion of colors, shapes and textures. All plants are deer and drought resistant.

A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Eryngium, Helenium and Lavandula

Easy to replicate, this naturalistic planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.

A Hot Summer Border Idea with Dahlias, Helenium and Easy Perennials

If you are passionate about vibrant summer color in your garden, this perennial planting may be for you. Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.

A Hot Summer Border Idea with Dahlia, Crocosmia and Aster

The brilliant colors and bold contrasts of this perennial planting are perfect for brightening up your late summer and fall garden.

My Beautiful Zen Garden

This warm and eye-catching gravel garden is a showstopper with its incredible mix of color co-ordinated foliage plants. A simple but dramatic combination of deer resistant and low-care plants which never fail to make a strong statement, whether in pots, on the patio, in a courtyard, or rising from the border.

An Easy-Care Border Idea with Kniphofia, Achillea and Eryngium

With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) and Sea Hollies (Eryngium bourgatii) are wonderful herbaceous perennials to combine in beds and borders. This perennial combination enjoys a long season of interest, is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, is deer and rabbit resistant, and drought tolerant.