I LOVE HOSTAS! If you're strategic with plant placement, you can create beautiful designs in your backyard. In this garden, for example, twenty varieties of hosta create a lush patchwork. PLUS: 28 New Ways to Landscape Your Yard
This Italianate villa features a generous helping of lighthearted touches in the garden, like this walkway, to soften the stern edges and loosen up any lingering pomp. The homeowner planted allium for its simple geometry.
Beloved gardener Robert Dash said it best: "All good garden paths should lead to loitering with fine intent, and if they don't, then something is wrong indeed. Loitering is horticulturally permissible behavior.