added by Leslie Allen
(3 weeks ago)
One of the softest edgings that really blends this border to the path is lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina). Stachys was a favorite edging plant of Gertrude Jekyll, the Edwardian garden designer who taught us how to use color in our borders.
In many of her planting schemes, especially the long color-schemed herbaceous borders for which she is famous, she loved using low-growing silver-foliage plants as edging. She found that the neutral gray-silver coloring harmonized with a variety of colored flowers within her borders.