Sunny Combos for Year Round Interest
By Kerry Ann Mendez
Let's construct a version of Extreme Makeover in our garden! First, pick a section of your garden that could use some "fixing up". The goal is to have dazzling color during the growing season, as well as through winter.
To achieve a four-season masterpiece that is also low maintenance, simply combine (1) evergreen perennials and shrubs, (2) woody plants with colorful bark, stems, structure or berries and (3) conifers and evergreen flowering shrubs.
Below are suggestions for sun to part sun. Next week I'll focus on "shadier characters".
Pick one (or more) from each category to combine for a nonstop, irresistible composition.
Colorful Bark, Stems, Structure and/or Berries
Conifers and Evergreen Flowering Shrubs
You'll find these and many more choices at Estabrook's. We look forward to helping you create your property-enhancing masterpiece!
About the Author
KERRY ANN MENDEZ is an award-winning garden educator, author and design consultant based in southern Maine. Her latest book is The Budget-Wise Gardener. You'll now find her at Estabrook's consulting on garden design, answering your gardening questions and much more. Plus, don't miss her Garden Webinar series!