High Meadow Farm, Mount Kisco, NY
from High Meadow farms-- use some of theirs: mixed fountain grasses plus pee gee hydrangea, white echinacea ("White Swan"), plus possibly some oak leaf or Annabelle, plus possibly low white carpet rose. Maybe add Icicle White Veronica or similar. Do Russian sage and grasses near steps.
Border Gardening: How to plant a herbaceous perennial border - David Domoney
Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.
Digitalis Snow Thimble -- Bluestone Perennials
Digitalis Snow Thimble - this is perfect for a cottage garden and it's the first pure, snow-white foxglove - deer- and rabbit-resistant, attract birds and hummingbirds, but they are poisonous. Plant care is listed on this post - via Bluestone Perennials
Required Reading: How to Recreate Piet Oudolf's Painterly Landscapes - Gardenista
When Mr. Oudolf designs a garden, he uses several sheets of tracing paper to plot the successive layers of plants he uses.
gertrude jekyll garden design
Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932, was probably the most respected gardener of her time and her influence on the art of gardening is evident throughout the world today. She designed about 400 gardens (three of which were for clients in the United States) but, because so few survive and only a handful are accurately restored, it is by her books and articles that she is best remembered.
Portrait by Meredith Frampton (1894-1984, British), Edwin Lutyens (1869 -1944) was a British architect known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. He designed many English country houses, war memorials and public buildings. The architectural historian Gavin Stamp described him as "surely the greatest British architect of the twentieth (or of any other) century."
To the southern edge of the Stumpery lies the ‘Wall of Gifts’, an eye-catching display of architectural stone, including pieces collected by the Prince, as well as donations crafted by students from the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. Other features that enhance the natural landscape include a bronze relief