The design trend of choosing plants for their structural and sculptural qualities rather than decorative aesthetic evolved shortly after WWII. Some of those plants are still used today and others have been reinvented. Here are 13 plants that work well in modern-style gardens. 'Color Guard'. Photo by 13 Plants for a Modern Garden | Garden Design Please note: You are currently browsing img common landscaping bushes inspiring landscaping bushes that is 1980x1414px in size. This image is listed in evergreen plants garden ideas category. 13 Plants for a Modern Garden Garden Design, 1980x1414 in 791.26 KB.