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Foundation Garden

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Free Garden Plan

Our free Planting Guide for this garden includes a larger version of the illustration, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, a list of alternatives for each plant, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden plans.)

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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