Cool Plants, Great Combo! Now What?
The internet is loaded with gorgeous photos of dreamy gardens. While inspiring and pretty to look at, ultimately they're not very helpful, are they? This planting plan unlocks the secrets behind the pretty picture!
Four-season, Foliage-centric Planting Bed for Full Sun
These four plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown® Gardens. The Natchez crape myrtle is much admired for its gorgeous bark, summer-blooming panicles of white, and excellent its fall color. Also white blooming, the Cistus is a mounded shrub with gray foliage and pairs nicely with the blue foliage of the upright, drought-tolerant juniper. Around it all, the finely-textured, evergreen Carex testacea creates a carpet of copper foliage.
Download this file for a clear, easy-to-follow plan for installing this garden at home. You'll get a to-scale drawing with placement and quantities of plants clearly identified.
What you'll get:
PDF file (letter-size pages)
Plan-view schematic showing location and quantity of each plant
Bed sizes available:
- 40' x 10', viewed from all sides.
- 16' x 8', viewed from one side.
- (2) Ell-shaped beds with 15' legs; a one-sided and a two-sided version.
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.