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Melinda Myers Talks About Creating a Colorful Mixed Border

Creating a Colorful Mixed Border
Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-27 12:12:29-04

Use mixed borders to create year-round beauty in your landscape.


Screen a bad view, create a garden room and add year-round beauty to your landscape with mixed borders.


These planting beds contain a variety of plants including trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials and annuals.


Start your design with the larger permanent plants. The trees and shrubs provide structure to the garden and serve as a backdrop for the flowers.


Include a few evergreens for year-round color. The wide selection of dwarf conifers allows small and large space gardeners the opportunity to include these beauties.


Fill the spaces in between the permanent planting with perennials. Include spring, summer and fall bloomers. Select those with attractive foliage and some that produce seedpods for winter interest.


Add a few annuals for a colorful floral display throughout the growing season.


Use repetition of color and form to pull it all together.