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.
Colorful and rich in textures! Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting combinations for your sunny borders or raised beds like this one. All plants are deer and drought tolerant. Undemanding and easy to grow, they require little maintenance and enjoy a very long season of interest!
Awash with colors and shapes, this luminous prairie style planting brilliantly associates the cheerful Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower) with the vertical scarlet spires of Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (Beardtongue) and those of Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage).
Perfect for dry and sandy soils, this luminous prairie style planting brilliantly associates the cheerful Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower) and elegant Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) with the vertical scarlet spires of Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (Beardtongue).
Awash with colors and shapes, this luminous plant combination brilliantly associates the elegant, soft pink Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) with the vertical white spires of Agastache rugosa f. albiflora (Giant Hyssop)
This prairie style planting is composed of vigorous perennials which will add drama in your garden from early summer to fall.
This soft, naturalistic planting is designed to inspire gardeners to support local wildlife. Incorporating wildlife friendly areas into our gardens is very important. Bees, bugs and butterflies all help in the pollination process, as well creating balanced ecosystems. This luminous prairie style planting associates a wonderful mix of easy care annuals, perennials and ornamental grasses for a long-lasting summer display.
Long-lasting, drought tolerant and easy care!
While the list of plants that look great when planted between and under roses is endless, Catmint (Nepeta) remains a favorite companion for roses.
Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden with this striking plant combination pairing the delicate presence and eye-catching blossoms of Candelabra Primroses with the vibrant, violet blue flowers of Siberian Irises
Spectacular and deer tolerant! All plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their merits!
Lupines (Lupinus Polyphyllus) are one of the most striking perennials in the late spring garden with their elegant lines, exquisite colors and fine-textured foliage. They partner extremely well with the tall, architectural ornamental onions (Alliums) to create spectacular displays.
How not to marvel at the sumptuous colors of this perennial combination which can be enjoyed for several weeks in late spring or early summer. Fairly easy to recreate, it includes relatively drought tolerant species such as gaily-colored Tall Bearded Irises, cool purples and blues of Sage, Catmint or Garden Phlox, all splashed with the graceful blossoms of White Flower Lace.
How not to marvel at the sumptuous colors of this perennial combination which can be enjoyed for several weeks in late spring or early summer. Fairly easy to recreate, it includes relatively drought tolerant plants in rich shades of reds, purples and plums such as Tall Bearded Irises, Sage, Mullein, all splashed with the graceful blossoms of Baltic Parsley.
This perennial planting of herbaceous plants creates a colorful ornamental landscape in late spring or early summer. Towering above the delicate, claret flowers of Astrantia major (Mugwort) and the elegant clouds of feathery panicles of Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass), spectacular tall Bearded Irises garner the attention.
Most plants have won prestigious awards, are deer and rabbit resistant and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home!
This English-style border brims with gorgeous blooms such as scarlet peonies, soft pastel roses, purple salvias and tall spikes of Digitalis purpurea. More than enough to make the garden sing from late spring to fall.
This lovely perennial combination will make your garden sing in late spring - early summer. Simple to replicate at home
If you are looking for a long-lasting border idea with drought tolerant, fairly pest-free and low maintenance plants, you have found it!
Get your winter landscape to burst into vivid life! Remember to plant a few Hellebores. A low maintenance and deer resistant plant combination to bring cheerful color to your spring garden. Enjoy!
Showy and long-lasting, Hellebore 'Green Corsican' looks terrific when combined with the airy blue blossoms of Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian Bugloss) and the bright gold foliage of Hakonechloa Macra 'Aureola' (Hakone Grass).