Just back from a holiday in Brittany and, as usual, I was looking out for plants and gardens. In Morbihan, the south of Brittany, the thing I was struck by was that most houses and towns had immaculate gardens and were planted beautifully, sometimes in places where you wouldn't expect. There was some lovely imaginative municipal planting and people really seemd to take pride in their gardens or window boxes.
Delphiniums were also elegantly situated everywhere, cheering up doorways, planted in twos or threes to great effect. Giant alliums were also visible, even in simple windowboxes - one or two is enough to make a lovely effect. There were also lots of tumbling pink roses everywhere, some were finishing their flowering season but others were still going strong softening the look of the harsh, sturdy (but beautiful) Brittany stone buildings.
As you'd expect from a seaside area, I found lots of grasses and ferns too. Difficult to take photos as I was mainly passing by in the car on the way to the sunny beaches, but I managed a few.