Create the garden you dream of—with a little help from your friends at eGardenGo!
This planting plan will unlock the secret behind the pretty picture!
The interwebs 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!
Pretty Foliage and Flowers Create 3-plus Seasons of Beauty
These plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown® Gardens.
Though the tough and easy-to-grow ground-covering Veronica p. 'Georgia Blue' starts blooming in early spring, this plant combination really comes into its own in high summer when the hydrangea adds floral fun to this otherwise foliage-driven scene. Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' is a late-season stunner with its top-shelf display of fall color. A matrix of ground-hugging evergreen plants add a carpet of color from foliage and flower. The narrow columnar shrub is evergreen and thanks to its narrow footprint, is especially useful for creating a screen or division of space in small gardens.
This combo works with or without the suggested tree (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu') and the plans available for download include versions that include the tree and versions that do not.
What you'll get:
- PDF file (letter-size pages)
- Plan-view schematics showing location and quantity of each plant
- Use the quantities listed on each plan as a shopping list
Bed Sizes Available
- 5 x 5 Pocket garden viewed from one side
- 6 x 10' island bed designed to be viewed from all sides
- 8 x 16' rectangular bed viewed from both sides
- Ell-shaped bed with 12' legs, includes the tree, designed to be viewed from all sides
- and an 8' x 16' rectangular bed that includes the tree and is designed to be 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.
The PDF files have live URL links that click-through to more information that can be found on the eGardenGo website about each of the plants and combinations.
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.