Peony and Iris border: Neighbors down the street have an old stone wall out by the road. A border of pink peonies and various shades of purple and lilac irises grows in front of it. What a glorious sight it is each year.
Once again, I am reminded that if you want a huge "show" of color - plant petunias. This was my mother's thinking - always had a beautiful display of petunias - her favorites were purple and pink planted together. Just gorgeous!
In the old jewish quarter of Seville is the hotel Casas de la Juderia. It is made up from six or seven houses each with their own small courtyard garden. The Moorish influence can be seen in all the gardens.