All gardeners want to create exciting borders in terms of color, form, or texture. However, pairing plants in a beautiful or dramatic fashion is not always easy. How best to pair perennials or shrubs? What blooms with what and when? What plants to pick for a shady border, dry or wet soils, hot summer or cool winter gardens?
Our goal is to guide you all along the process and provide you with winning design ideas. We collect stunning pictures of gardens created by talented professionals and provide you with all the information you need to easily re-create them at home. We include a list of plants used, quantities needed, and the list of nurseries where to find them.
This pretty and low-care perennial border, in the prairie style planting, is composed of two vigorous perennials which will add drama in your garden from mid to late summer.
A very interesting border idea for sunny spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!
A very interesting border idea for sunny dry spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!
Summer might be over but the gardening season is not as evidenced by this beautiful late-summer garden which marries small and medium-sized plants with great fall colors. You can easily replicate it in your own garden.
Very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and birds, this interesting planting combination reveals its splendor, season after season.
Valued primarily for their fall colors, Asters bear a profusion of attractive star-shaped flowers for weeks that cheerfully enliven the late season garden. Available in a wide array of heights, they are useful in the back, middle or front sections of the border.
This soft informal border is composed of low-growing perennials which will introduce romance in your landscape from early summer until fall. Perfect for small gardens or container planting, this pleasing combination will feed many butterflies but will be ignored by hungry deer.
This lovely contemporary garden, rich in texture and interest, features a dining terrace with a cedar patio table cantilevered over an area richly planted with drifts of Verbena, Nepeta, Agastache and Lavandula. All of this delicately veiled by Deschampsia cespitosa.
If you are looking for a colorful, low care and drought tolerant summer border idea, you may want to try this combination of hardy perennials and ornamental grasses. Wonderfully bold, it combines flower colors and shapes to create a spectacular effect.
Easy to replicate, this naturalistic planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.
This lovely plant combination is rich of many exciting contrasts in colors and shapes. Popping up from the flowerbed like so many out-stretched ostrich necks are the tall and elegant flower spikes of Verbascum 'Carribean Crush' (Mullein) and the dense white puffball flower umbels of Allium 'Mont Blanc'.
Are you striving to embellish your borders in a striking naturalistic fashion while devoting as little time possible for care? Why not re-create this fantastic plant combination
If you are passionate about vibrant summer color in your garden, this perennial planting may be for you. Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.
The brilliant colors and bold contrasts of this perennial planting are perfect for brightening up your late summer and fall garden.
A show-stopping combination that is sure to impress. A great way of ending the season with a bang of color. Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.
This eye-catching combination marries forms, textures and colors in an absolutely remarkable way. So, get inspired and enjoy the long-lasting beauty of this drought tolerant and low maintenance combination. Most plants are evergreen and will provide year-round interest!
This warm and eye-catching gravel garden is a showstopper with its incredible mix of color co-ordinated foliage plants. A simple but dramatic combination of deer resistant and low-care plants which never fail to make a strong statement, whether in pots, on the patio, in a courtyard, or rising from the border.
This incredibly pretty planting includes plants of great winter interest that will lift your spirits during the dull days of winter.
With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) and Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower) are wonderful herbaceous perennials to combine in beds and borders.
If you are looking for a low maintenance but stylish low hedge for your garden, this plant combination idea might be the one! All plants are deer, rabbit and drought tolerant.
Create seductive plant combinations like this one. Easy to grow and drought tolerant, these plants will contribute to a fabulous garden that you will admire day after day, all summer long.
How not to marvel at the color, beauty and arrangement of this summer border which can also be enjoyed from mid summer until fall? Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.