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 a list of nurseries where to find them.
Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, this summer border, awash with colors and shapes, is really fascinating. A few perennials were used to create this striking look
This charming summer border is a marriage of colors, shapes and textures. Fairly easy to replicate at home, it combines the blue rounded clusters of Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) with the rich golden-yellow trumpets of Hemerocallis 'Bonanza' (Daylily) and the flat, honey-colored umbels of Achillea 'Walther Funcke' (Yarrow).
A plant combination which is long-lasting, drought tolerant and low care. Enjoy weeks of color while doing virtually nothing!
Looking for a naturalistic midsummer or fall border that would also be airy, low care and with a long season of interest? You found it.
Create long-lasting summer borders, awash with colors and shapes!
Attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer!
A simple and easy plant combination to create for a lovely and unforgettable spectacle! Easy to grow and fairly low care, most plants are attractive to butterflies or hummingbirds!
With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) and Lobelia (Lobelia x speciosa) are wonderful herbaceous perennials to combine in beds and borders
Fairly easy to replicate, this eye-catching plant combination includes a couple of spectacular elements which almost thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks. Low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, this planting will attract scores of butterflies.
Fairly easy to replicate, this dramatic border includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks
Fast growing while bumblebees and butterflies dance attendance, all these perennial plants are low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, and make excellent cut flowers.
Fairly easy to replicate, this attractive plant combination includes a couple of spectacular elements which almost thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks. Low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, this planting will attract scores of butterflies.
Fragrant and eye-catching! This mix is particularly lovely in late spring or early summer when the fortissimo scent of the Roses is exquisite!
Such a spectacular plant combination to cheer you up for weeks and impress your neighbors! Easy to replicate, low maintenance, this planting idea is not only colorful but is also deer and rabbit resistant!
A lovely plant combination for a long lasting display. Easy to grow and low care, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink and blue shades that are soothing to the eye. All plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Enjoy!
A lovely plant combination for a long lasting display. Easy to grow, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink, blue and purple shades that are soothing to the eye. The planting palette includes herbaceous perennials chosen for their individual qualities
An unforgettable spectacle in the fall!
The charm and appeal of this prairie planting comes from the glowing beauty of its flowers and from the grace of its ornamental grasses. Planted in masses and drifts of color, rudbeckia, crocosmia, helenium, echinacea, eryngium create drama and impact. Blooming in succession over a long season, they are interplanted with stipa and calamagrostis for a naturalistic meadow effect. These grasses will provide a great show in fall after the flowers are long gone.