Create the garden you dream of—with a little help from your friends at eGardenGo!
This planting plan will unlock the secret behind the pretty picture!
The interwebs are loaded with gorgeous photos of dreamy gardens. While inspiring and pretty to look at, ultimately they're not very helpful, are they? Well, no more—help is on the way!
Low-Maintenance, High-Interest Garden Plan
These plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown® Gardens.
The colorful foliage in varied shapes and textures make an interesting and engaging display that looks good year-round but is particularly effective spring to fall, when all its members are present and in fine form. The color palette leans toward warm with its golden and bronze accents and is all the brighter when backed by the dark-green foliage of the Degroot's spire conifer. The narrow, columnar form of the conifer lifts the eye and is complemented by the rounded rhododendron, the large hosta leaves with their light yellow margin add a bright note, mounds of grassy foliage add movement and strong textural contrast, and the clumps of coral-colored foliage (Heuchera 'Rio') speak to the new foliage color of the Rhododendron 'Elizabeth Ostbo'. The rhododendron is valued for its color new foliage but also offers up red blooms in spring.
What you'll get:
- PDF file (letter-size pages)
- Plan-view schematics showing location and quantity of each plant
- Use the quantities listed on each plan as a shopping list
Bed Sizes Available
- 5 x 5 Pocket garden viewed from one side
- 6 x 10' island bed designed to be viewed from all sides
- 8 x 16' rectangular bed viewed from both sides
- Ell-shaped bed with 12' legs, includes the tree, designed to be viewed from all sides
- and an 8' x 16' rectangular bed that includes the tree and is designed to be viewed from one side.
What next? Tips for Using This Plan
Print your file, then take it to your local nursery for assistance in selecting and purchasing the plants on the list.
If you're feeling a little less DIY-ey, you may want to partner with a garden pro from your area. This planting plan is conceptual—no garden is exactly like the drawing—if you choose to work with a pro, they'll be able to quickly and easily adapt this planting concept to your particular site and situation.