Loved this use of these decorative pots and the play of texture in this south Dallas garden - from this year's Garden Conservancy Open Days tour.
Since I was constructing my kitchen garden just before this tour, I was paying close attention to everyone's paving materials.
Isn't this reclaimed brick great?
A very colorful play on a Dallas icon, especially when painted on an unusual garden material. This was a very Industrial Chic garden.
Lovely lotus leaves.
The plant combo of the dark purple coleus paired with ornamental millet and colocasia was captivating me. So I kept trying to find the best way to showcase these plants. Found this great planting in the gardens at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Ill.
Might have to plant some ornamental millet next year. Reminds me of crazy cattails. This was a purple variety. I imagine it had much more color earlier in the season.
Strongly considered this one for the contest. There were lots of great entries, per usual on GGW. The results should be interesting and enlightening.
Strong and simple purple coneflower. Another contender.
Similar to the entry, but this one has harsher lighting.
I almost entered this one, but worried it was a bit too static and formal.