Great inspirations for rethinking your patio

This is a re-post from Le Jardinet Designs. I love the thought process that went into transforming this back yard.   I believe in designing gardens that are experienced, not just observed. When we purchased our 1960’s era home in 2009 it had the original concrete aggregate patio outside the back door – right outside.…

A group of bright pink Cosmos flowers

Cosmos adds to a sunny garden in surprising ways

The first time I saw cosmos in a blindingly sunny garden, orderliness was not the word that came to mind. No, barely contained chaos was more like it. The impenetrable thatch of tall stems thrust up cartoon-like flowers, in brilliant shades of pink, nodding in every direction. But the story goes that Spanish priests loved the…