Injecting color, drama and late-summer fireworks in the garden, dahlias look fabulous on their own or combined with other plants. Many are graceful and integrate well into most borders, creating appealing planting combinations and providing interest from mid summer until the first frost.

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and blue, which includes 3 great Dahlias, 'Fascination', 'Park Princess' and 'Karma Prospero'.

They are interplanted with easy growing plants such as Aster x frikartii 'Monch', Gaura lindheimeri (Beeblossom), Pennisetum alopecuroides (Fountain grass), Sedum 'Herbstfreude' or 'Autumn Joy', Stachys byzantina (Lamb's ears) and Ageratum houstonianum 'Blue Horizon' (Floss Flower). 

Most plants won prestigious awards and are deer, rabbit or drought tolerant. Enjoy!