If you are looking for a low care and long-lasting summer or fall border idea, you may want to try this combination of evergreen shrubs, ornamental grasses, colorful perennials and low-growing sedums. Wonderfully bold, it combines flower colors and shapes to create a spectacular effect.

The recipe is quite simple: interplant Crocosmia 'Lucifer', Geranium 'Rozanne', Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' (Blue Fescue), Carex comans Bronze-Leaved (New Zealand Hair Sedge), Pennisetum orientale (Oriental Fountain Grass), 2 lovely Sedums for contrasting blooms, 'Jose Aubergine' and 'Red Cauli', as well as the ravishing Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire' (American Arborvitae).

Most plants are deer resistant, drought tolerant and have won prestigious awards. They make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home too.

Enjoy from summer to fall, weeks of drama in your garden!