Creating Borders in Your Garden

Plant Combinations in Southern California — If your garden lacks borders, or your existing ones have descended into chaos, creating defined borders can be a great way to transform your garden. Creating borders can also encourage beneficial wildlife, attracting pollinators such as butterflies and bees. Here are four inspiring border ideas for your garden.

Mediterranean Border — Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming down an outdoor area overheated after a warm summer day. Present in this lovely plant combination are attractive Lilies of the Nile and Russian Sage. Plant these wonderful perennial plants near a pool where they can be reflected for double the pleasure.

Lovely Spring Border Idea — This English style border brims with gorgeous blooms such as scarlet peonies, soft pastel roses, purple salvias and tall spikes of Digitalis Purpurea. More than enough to make the garden sing form late spring to fall.

Low Care Border Idea for Your Rock Garden — Perfect for rock or gravel gardens, this plant combination includes a mix of succulent and perennial plants, selected for their vivid colors, low care and water needs. Sitting at the center, the statuesque Spanish Dagger is surrounded by the sprawling stems of blue-green leaves of Myrtle Spurge, which are topped by eye-catching clusters of lime-green flowers. Easy to replicate, all plants are drought, dry or rock soil tolerant and most attract nectar-seeking butterflies!

Long-Lasting Summer Idea for Your Borders with Perennials, Bulbs, & Grasses — The marriage of peach and blue colors in this garden border is absolutely stunning. Long-lasting, this summer border includes sumptuous plants which are drought tolerant, fairly pest-free and low maintenance. So, get inspired and enjoy months of color in your own garden! Plants in this garden include Yarrow, Wind Grass, Wallich Spurge, Sea Holly, Baltic Parsley, Ornamental Onion, and Foxtail Lily.

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