Garden design part 2

Thu. Dec. 20, 2018

Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show:  Garden design part 2

Andrew Sankey’s Garden Design Principles continue:

5.  Use the whole plot.  Keep in mind the entire area including your lawns, the kids sandbox, birdbaths, etc.

6.  Don’t be afraid to change.  Your plants OR your design.  Sometimes that’s part of the fun!  It may have worked 5 years ago but now you’re not feelin’ it…. let it go!  Try something new!

7.  Don’t be dotty!  In other words, plant in mass.  At least 3 of a kind with 7 of a kind being even better.  Plopping one type of plant here and one type of plant there, just makes for a confusing mix.  Your garden will pop better when you have odd numbers of the same plants.

8.  Don’t be overly ambitious.  Remember it takes about 3 to 4 years for your perennials to reach maturity, longer for trees and shrubs.  Give them time.  Don’t plant too close.

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