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.
Transforming a dull slope into a beautiful rock garden is easy when you chose the right plants. Here, a colorful selection of Dianthus (Pink), Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox), Aubrietia (Rock Cress), Euphorbia (Spurge), Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ears), and Helianthemum (Rock Rose) create an eye-catching display.
Add dramatic impact to your rock garden by choosing a variety of fast-growing groundcovers with attractive blooms. These evergreen groundcovers are great picks for various reasons. They fill in spaces between rocks quickly. They are deer resistant and drought tolerant. They add year-round interest to the garden.
Create a beautiful summer garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your hanging baskets, window boxes and raised beds for weeks from spring to fall. Bright pink Ivy Geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum) are beautifully combined with heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) and Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima) to create a terrific summer border jostling for your attention week after week.
Like a rainbow in your garden!
An enchanting scenery that can be easily replicated at home!
Tulips are popular for growing with biennials to create attractive shape and color contrasts in spring. Two traditional partners are Wallflowers (Erysimum) and Forget Me Nots (Myosotis) which contribute to easily create superb combinations.
One of the most venerable shrub companions for perennials is roses. Paired with classic partners like lavender, their exquisite flowers and fragrance create glorious borders for weeks of color and scent.
A stunning combination that will make your garden look fantastic!
A superb mix including 3 award-winning tulips!
Electrify your borders in spring!
A fragrant splash of color in the mid spring garden!
For a rosy-purple swath of color!
A classic and striking mix!
Splashes of color with 2 stars!
2 award-winning Tulips create this captivating scenery