HomeblogA splash of gold Forget hot borders (at least for five minutes), with their flashy reds and gaudy oranges. F&F is currently salivating over something far more refined and regal. If you want true late-season glam in your garden, bring together muted blues, soft purples and splashes of gold for a truly regal border. Try drifts of Echinops ritro, Verbena bonariensis, Agapanthus and Perovskia for a soft hazy effect shot through with dramatic Stipa gigantea with its huge golden yellow stalks, flowers and seeds. These are the sorts of clever contrasts of rather regal versions of complimentary colours that will make your garden look truly gorgeous. Echinops ritro and Verbena bonariensis. Share this:ShareClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) 3 Responses Caro (UrbanVegPatch) August 15, 2011 This is a combination that I’m seeing a lot of – in a hot or humid summer the purples really sing out. I love the idea of interplanting with golden grasses, although I think for the gardens here at York Rise (my next project after the veg patch!) I would choose a shorter grass. Very beautiful, I wonder where the photo was taken? Reply chutneyandspice August 15, 2011 beautiful photos, they make it look so easy. I am finding planning my first border so confusing. Reply F&F August 15, 2011 Let me know how your first border goes! What plants are you planning to use? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Object in the image Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.