Plants with multiple petals, such as roses and peonies, are cottage-style favorites, and they have the added benefit of sweet scent. Contrast heights within beds by using spiky classics such as foxgloves and delphiniums. For rose bed in front of house.
Corsican Mint, mat-forming groundcover w/tight green, aromatic foliage. Tiny lavender flowers in summer. Use as a lawn sub or between stones; scent released when walked on. Good for front entryways & back patios. Handles moist areas too; will reseed.