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Autumn Colour in the Peacock Garden, Great Dixter by Carol Casselden, winner of the Beautiful Gardens category

Meadow of poppies, forget-me-not and other wild flowers in front of yew pillars at Les Jardins de Séricourt in Séricourt, France. Image / on TTL Design

trimmed topiaries in a berkshires garden via gardenista

A Secret Garden: Glorious Springtime in the Berkshires

I wait until later to trim the boxwoods, so they are shaggy in spring, says Nation. I love their shape because they carried us through the grim winter.

Main topiary walk at Pettifers Garden, Oxfordshire UK

Main topiary walk at Pettifers Garden, Oxfordshire, UK. Photo by Andrew Lawson.

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Gresgarth Hall, Arabella Lennox-Boyd's magical garden

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The Old Rectory, Haselbech, Northamptonshire - a country garden in England

The Old Rectory, Haselbech, Northamptonshire - a country garden in England.I love how green the grass is.

The Millenium Garden, designed by Piet Oudolf has swathes of herbeaceous perennials and ornamental grasses. Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk, UK

Pensthorpe has two gardens both designed by Chelsea Gold Medal - Fakenham, Norfolk, England

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Plant of The Month – Verbena bonariensis

I spy a Spanish lavender, Verbena bonariensis, gaura and purple salvia in the back there. (Image from The American Meadow Garden by John Greenlee, photos by Saxon Holt.

Clinton Lodge Tulip flower beds NGS Gardens open for charity - Garden

Clinton Lodge Tulip flower beds NGS Gardens open for charity - Garden

A pretty front garden in Islington, London, while I was walking with a friend

A pretty front garden in Islington, London, while I was walking with a friend

Hedge Arches-I think this would be so cool if I had a HUGE garden. Then I'd have a maze for photos

salveo: Hedge arches, Belœil, Belgium If I can build the arches, gourds or hops might grow fast enough to cover something this tall on a seasonal basis.

The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn: John Greenlee, Saxon Holt: 9780881928716: Amazon.com: Books

Meadow garden in morning light through walnut tree at River Farm, Virginia, American Horticultural Society with grass (Eragrostis trichodes, Panicum virgatum)

Mixing together different types of ornamental grasses always creates a visually terrific contrast in the landscape. This lovely border is a perfect example of that where decorative grasses of different colors, textures and shapes have been pleasantly combined for a long season of interest, extending to winter!

ornamental grasses mugwort (Artemisia ludoviciana) 'Silver Queen' Morning Star Sedge (Carex grayi) Curry Plant(Helichrysum italicum Lamp Polishers Grass (Pennisetum viridescens) x vervain(Verbena Bonariensis)

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