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Low Border Plants | plants are an important part of any garden. Without Evergreen plants ...

Low Border Plants | plants are an important part of any garden. Without Evergreen plants ...

Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of weeding and digging worthwhile. But thriving, luscious flower borders can be expensive, especially when you are starting from scratch. Fortunately there are ways to get rich herbaceous borders on a budget. Here are my top money-saving

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of weeding and digging worthwhile. But thriving, luscious flower borders can be expensive, especially when you are starting from scratch. Fortunately there are ways to get rich herbaceous borders on a budget. Here are my top money-saving

Shade-tolerant white impatiens border. Plant 12 inches apart (measured center to center). The more tightly they are spaced, the taller they will grow. For a deeper, denser border, plant one row offset in front of another, with 10.5 inches between rows. New Guinea Impatiens have better foliage and will tolerate more sun, but are still not full sun plants.  If you can provide a moist soil with some relief from the sun during the hottest hours, they are an excellent border choice.

Shade-tolerant white impatiens border. Plant 12 inches apart (measured center to center). The more tightly they are spaced, the taller they will grow. For a deeper, denser border, plant one row offset in front of another, with 10.5 inches between rows. New Guinea Impatiens have better foliage and will tolerate more sun, but are still not full sun plants. If you can provide a moist soil with some relief from the sun during the hottest hours, they are an excellent border choice.

Black Dragon Mondo Grass Plants. Great border plant. - Maybe use as border around higher ornamental grass in corner mound.

Black Dragon Mondo Grass Plants. Great border plant. - Maybe use as border around higher ornamental grass in corner mound.

Phlox Collection (Creeping) - Perennial & Biennial Plants - Thompson & Morgan

Phlox Collection (Creeping) - Perennial & Biennial Plants - Thompson & Morgan

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Guardar F

Candytuft: Hardy evergreen perennial ground cover for zones 3-9. - Just planted this by my front steps

Candytuft: A garden must-have!

Candytuft: Hardy evergreen perennial ground cover for zones 3-9. - Just planted this by my front steps

Variegated Flax Lily, versatile and a great THRILLER component to a large combo pot. Always available at your Florida Home Depot Garden center.

Variegated Flax Lily, versatile and a great THRILLER component to a large combo pot. Always available at your Florida Home Depot Garden center.

Keep foliage color in mind when you plan your perennial border. Plants with colorful foliage such as artemisia will keep the garden looking good while flowering plants go in and out of bloom. Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and the branches make a wonderful addition to indoor flower arrangements. Height varies by variety and can range from 3 feet tall to just 5 inches. Grows in Zones 4-9.

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Keep foliage color in mind when you plan your perennial border. Plants with colorful foliage such as artemisia will keep the garden looking good while flowering plants go in and out of bloom. Artemisia has beautiful silver-gray foliage that won’t fade in the hot sun. This hardy perennial is also drought and insect resistant, and the branches make a wonderful addition to indoor flower arrangements. Height varies by variety and can range from 3 feet tall to just 5 inches. Grows in Zones 4-9.

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