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!
Low-Maintenance, High-Interest Garden Plan
These plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown® Gardens.
A focus on foliage ensures that this combo provides garden enjoyment for months on end—an evolving display of foliage and flower carries the scene from spring to fall with some elements additionally providing year-round structure. In spring, fresh new foliage in a variety of textures and colors is accented by a carpet of blooming geranium. Later panicles of ivory blooms decorate the bold foliage of the oakleaf hydrangea and continue looking good as they age and take on rosy tones. In fall, the Japanese maple and oakleaf hydrangea put on a spectacular end-of-season display of autumnal color.
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.
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.