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 Part Sun
These four plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown® Gardens. Stewartia monadelpha is a slow-growing tree selected for its gorgeous bark, summer blooms and excellent fall color. A fragrant, summer-blooming daphne with its rounded shape and lightly variegated foliage makes a lovely pairing with the cool blue foliage of the upright, shade-tolerant conifer. Masses of evergreen Acorus 'Ogon' create a dense mat of golden foliage around all.
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 schematics showing location and quantity of each plant in three different bed configurations.
Bed sizes available include:
- 16' x 8', viewed from one side.
- Ell-shaped beds with 15' legs; a one-sided viewed from inside the curve.
- An island bed that is approximately 11' deep and 20' long that is designed to be viewed from all sides.
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.