Beautiful border including: Anchusa azurea ‘Loddon Royalist’, Delphinium ‘Clifford Sky’, Lupine russell ‘The Governor’, Cistus pulverulentus

A Dutch garden with delphinium, allium, lupin, anchusa azurea, pimpernel (sanguisorba officinalis) and cistus.

~Echinops and phlox

I love this look although I suspect the "globe thistle" mentioned below is sea holly. PURPLE AND BLUE: Phlox and globe thistle

The House of Flowers. Vezelay, France

The House of Flowers Vezelay, France. Be sure to notice the beautiful window boxes on 3 upper windows!

The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage…

Gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle

Inviting tropical garden at The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken in Brussels, Belgium • photo: Natali Antonovich on Flickr

Royal Greenhouses, Brussels (by Natali Antonovich) Beautiful seating area. Love the ferns behind the table

A rainbow of hydrangeas

SERIOUSLY want hydrangeas, and these are beautiful! 3 new hydrangea cultivars perfect for the Midwest! (Photo of Everlasting Revolution big leaf hydrangea courtesy of W. Atlee Burpee and Co.


When violet appears naturally in the environment, it is unbelievably beautiful.same thing for my kitty, her name is Violet.


Climbing nasturtium- Trapeolum majus A completely edible annual vine, rounded leaves and bright trumpet flowers add to my bubbling teapot concept.