Cool Plants, Great Combo! Now What?
This planting plan unlocks the secrets behind the pretty picture!
The interwebs (yes, our site too) 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!
These seven plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown® Gardens.This full sun plant combination provides enjoyment nearly year-round but is especially showy in spring when the ITOH peony is covered in voluptuous blooms. It's joined by the smaller, more delicate blooms of the upright redvein enkianthus which provide a color echo. As the spring blooms fade, Eggplant Ecstasy daylily makes its entrance—dark flowers coordinate with the foliage of the dwarf barberry. In fall, the enkianthus takes on red tones before going dormant for the season. The golden variegated foliage of the anchoring shrub, Cornus 'Hedgerow's Gold' also undergoes pleasing changes in fall and when it casts its leaves off for the winter, vivid red stems steal the show.______________________
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 (2 letter-size pages)
- Plan-view schematic showing location and quantity of each plant
- Bed size: 20' wide x 10' deep
- Layout of plants assumes that the garden is 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.