Planting Plan for Mixed Border

This garden plan is perfect for those with the blank-slate blues—are you staring out at an empty yard, ready to make it more beautiful and enjoyable to be in, but not knowing how or where to start? This combination has a planting plan that unlocks the secrets behind the pretty picture!

Follow this ambitious, but ready-made and easy-to-follow, plan to install this long border along the back or side edge of your backyard then sit back and enjoy the view. Actually, this bed works very well in any sunny area that is 30' long x 10' deep that you view from one side. These 12 plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown® Gardens.

For tips on adapting plans to varied bed shapes, this post will point you in the right direction.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Wildlife Friendly, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Privacy and Screening, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo