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!
Foliage-driven Garden Plan with Summer Blooms
These five plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown® Gardens.
Vivid colors; red and yellow foliage, coupled with a multi-colored rose are tempered by the more neutral tones of the ground-covering grass and cinnamon-colored bark of the Acer griseum. The maple's green foliage is attractive all summer long though in fall it takes on red tones, joining the chorus of colorful foliage. Be sure to check out the planting plan of this combination for ideas on how to include it in your garden.
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' x 20' ell-shaped bed with each leg running 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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