Alida Jones
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Blue Oat Grass, Helictotrichon sempervirens with Lavender and Breath of Heaven, Coleonema 'Sunset Gold'. © Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design http://www.digyourgarden.com

Blue Oat Grass, Helictotrichon sempervirens combines beautifully with Lavender and Breath of Heaven, Coleonema 'Sunset Gold'. © Eileen Kelly, Dig Your Garden Landscape Design

The Astilbe variety, "Amethyst", is a scintillating pink extravaganza. It sizzles in the sun, where it ought not to be, like a display of fireworks, and glows intensely in shade and part - shade in vivid tones of lavender - pink. As a specimen plant, it is breathtaking; and when combined with other perennials in the garden, it is transformational.    At maturity, A. Amethyst reaches 40 inches in height and two feet in width. It does perform best in a moist garden situated in part to full…

Plant this luminous Astilbe in any shady spot of the garden and it will be sure to turn heads – Amethyst’s rich, lavender plumes almost seem to glow!

Planting combination of ornamental grasses (Stipa gigantea) and lavender (Lavandula angustifolia �Hidcote�)

Planting combination of ornamental grasses (Stipa gigantea) and lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote')

lavender and white summer planting..I don't usually like many combination plantings in containers (probably partly because I group containers) but I like this one.

nicotiana, petunias, creeping jenny, white cleome, verbena and (?) what are the dark and light purples near the nicotiana? Would be perfect in our new backyard planter box off the porch

Note it's the native echinacea--prettier. Phlomis and also the native rudbeckia.

Piet Oudolf with Phlomis, Echinacea, Salvia nemorosa and Verbena bonariensis with Tilia's in the background.