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Foundation Garden

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A colorful alternative to the standard all-green landscape, this foundation planting mixes broad-leafed evergreen shrubs and a sculptural tree with flowering perennials and groundcovers. Lay a path of stepping stones around the front of the border to define the garden's shape and to provide access to the side yard. If you would like the color scheme to emphasize pinks, change Daylily 'Eenie Weenie' to Daylily 'Minnie Pearl'; Serbian Bellflower to Oenothera 'Siskiyou'; and Silver-and-Gold Chrysanthemum to Ajania pacifica 'Pink Ice.' The daffodils and tulips at the bottom of the plant list are optional. Plant in sun or partial shade.

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