Great gardens rise up off the earth to intrigue the eye and tantalize the senses. Here are some lessons you can use to make your garden a standout.
Add height and define outer edges with earthen berms.
Delineate areas with planters of the same style or color.
Select plants with presence (for instance, those with bold, well-defined shapes).
Stagger plantings into layers rather than arranging them in a straight line.
Create visual boundaries or screens with large evergreens or mixed-shrub hedges.