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!
Garden Plan for a Sunny Site
These five plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown® Gardens.Orange-red foliage of the barberry and fragrant red flowers atop semi-glossy green foliage from the sweetshrub set the tone for the color scheme and are a welcome color treat from late spring to fall. Easy-care and evergreen, Abelia 'Rose Creek' maintains a compact size and/or can be pruned to keep within bounds if it gets overly ambitious. Clumps of finely-textured bronze foliage make a weed-suppressing ground cover, from which gorgeous stems of the crape myrtle emerge and are topped by panicles of white bloom in mid to late summer.
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: Ell-shaped, 20' x 20'
- Layout of plants assumes that the garden is 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.
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