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.
A sensational duo including 2 absolutely ravishing lily-flowered tulips
Elegance and grace all together! Easy to replicate, this bulb combination will undoubtedly bring many smiles to your face in late spring!
If your heart is set on a multicolored effect rather than a harmonious border in a single color, you could consider this combination, where flowering is spread over a longer period
Orange flush! Two orange-superstars with very different personas make quite the duo in the late season garden
Wouldn't you just love to relax and enjoy the passing summer in this welcoming garden, replete with this subtle mix of soft colors?
Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it!
Reigning as supreme ground covers in the mid to late spring garden, Erythronium (Dog Tooth Violet) and Corydalis (Fumewort) intermingle to create a wonderful floral tapestry. Part shade lovers, they are perfect to underplant shrubs and roses or to brighten up woodland gardens. Extremely easy to re-create in no time. You have to try it!
Isn't this overall combination a dazzling way to enliven your garden?
Isn't it a dazzling way to enliven your garden?
Want vibrant colors in your mid - late spring garden?
A jaw-dropping border for your late spring garden!
Rhododendron 'Praecox' is a beautiful early-flowering shrub bearing rosy lilac flowers in profusion in late winter to early spring. It is underplanted with the reddish-purple blooms of Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'. Among the earliest to flower, this crocus withstands wind, rain and is a great choice for naturalizing.
A fascinating and romantic display for late spring!
Over delicate clouds of pink Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) and elegantly dancing like ballerinas, are 3 romantic tulip cultivars interplanted with a beautiful daffodil variety, creating a fascinating display in the late spring garden