This once formal garden has been turned into a cottage garden by tucking flowers between the sculpted shrubs. - My Cottage Garden
Can you tell that this clematis variety has flowers that change color after they are on the plant awhile? Clematis has tons of varieties in various colors and is a great climbing vine, but you need to know how to grow it.
Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) spills over the edges of stairs in this shade garden - The sloped border includes ferns, hostas, Japanese primroses, and moss-covered rocks
(Purple) Phlox has lovely scent and wonderful range of colors. Link has tips on planting, care, and pests.