I sometimes have a difficult time figuring out what to plant at the front of flower beds or along paths in my garden. I like the look of low, "billowy" plants. I've found some different ones through lots of plant moving or even a volunteer plant that ended up working really well to soften the hard edges of edging stones or stone pavers. It needs to add more interest than just its flowers too, since it will still be very noticeable once it finishes blooming.
Here are some that are looking nice now and stay looking good throughout the summer.
Lady's Mantle (alchemilla mollis) looks pretty even when it's not in bloom. The leaves look so pretty when they have water on them. You can see lots of volunteers in the front.
Lamb's Ear (stachys byzantina) or "Sheep" as the littlest gardener calls them, are another one that I like to use to add some interesting texture. I bought a one gallon plant many years ago and just continue to divide it and plant it where I want it grow.
These geraniums 'Wargrave Pink' planted themselves here. I had a hard time finding something that would grow in the dry soil under the pine tree. These bloom most of the summer and I really like how they look.
Catmint (nepeta) 'Walker's Low' is a really nice one to drape over the edge of the path. This is another one that will bloom all summer if I give it a good haircut after the first flush of blooms finishes.
I'm always looking for other ideas of plants for edging. What are some of your favorites?