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Love most of this - the lavender, the olive trees, the cupressus - Pinus pinea (stone pine) which gives pine nuts would be a good candidate as its umbrella shape is very structural.  Lots of gravel toning in with the stone of the house - perfect.:

The cupressus - Pinus pinea (stone pine) gives pine nuts, beautiful umbrella shape.

carex: garden design by carolyn mullet

Echo of exposed structure from breezeway to guide entrance around side of house (ignore plans, path and materials! Option instead of side entrance

purple spike and gomphrena, caramel heuchera

Plant Combinations

succulents on steps

Garden design by carolyn mullet: Plant stairs with succulents - this actually works very well, the succulents thrive on the heat from the stone in summer. If you periodically wash the stairs off with (Garden Step Gabion)

need this picket fence with roses !

white shabby chic cottage style house exterior with rose bushes, crawling plants and white picket fence


Not a fan of the rocks, but the color/texture compliment/contrast of the iris and goat's beard is fabulous

Traditional Landscape by MJ McCabe-Garden Design

Shoreline Cottage Garden - traditional - landscape - new york - MJ McCabe-Garden Design.like the combo of climbing roses and clematis

Diablo ninebark and golden spirea - color combination could work w/ black elderberry too

Plant spirea goldmound on hedge, good with purple foliage plus gives late summer flowering.

Piet oudolf planting at dreampark, enkoping, sweden: Echinacea purpurea 'magnus', scutellaria incana, astilbe chinensis var taquetii 'purpurlanze'.  By Clive Nichols.

Piet oudolf planting at dreampark, enkoping, sweden: Echinacea purpurea magnus, scutellaria incana, astilbe chinensis var taquetii purpurlanze. By Clive Nichols.

Lavender, tri-color sage, artemesia

Lavender, tri-color sage, artemesia: most silver-grey plants are heat and drought tolerant