This Corner Fence Garden Awakens Unused Spots in Your Yard with Color

Create a pocket of color in your yard with these easy-care favorites.

It can be tricky figuring out what to plant in the corners of your yard or where fences intersect. Dress up any awkward spots with this long-blooming garden plan, which features no-fuss plants that offer flowers and foliage in harmonious pink, purple, blue, and white hues. An elegant, evergreen blue spruce serves as the focal point, surrounded by beautiful blooming perennials and shrubs, such as peonies, hydrangeas, and irises. A clematis will provide vertical interest as it scrambles up a fence, arbor, or other support structure. Together, these easy-care plants will turn an uninteresting corner of your landscape into a colorful display that will last through the seasons.

cozy corner garden plan
Illustration by Claude Thivierge

Plants for Creating the Cozy Corner Garden Plan

  • 1 Columnar blue spruce (Picea pungens 'Iseli Fastigiate'): Zones 3-8
  • 1 Clematis 'Diana's Delight': Zones 4-9
  • 2 Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer): Zones 4-9
  • 1 Rhododendron 'Yaku Princess': Zones 5-9
  • 3 Japanese iris (Iris ensata 'Great White Heron'): Zones 4-9
  • 1 Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis): Zones 3-8
  • 1 Peony (Paeonia 'Dinner Plate'): Zones 3-8
  • 3 Reblooming iris (Iris 'Clarence'): Zones 4-9
  • 3 Siberian iris (Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'): Zones 3-9

If you aren't able to find the exact cultivars listed above, substitute with others that have similar colors, shapes, and sizes. And because some plants can become overly aggressive and spread uncontrolled in certain climates, always check which species are considered invasive in your area before planting.

Download the Free Cozy Corner Garden Plan

The garden plan for this design includes an illustrated version of the planted garden, a detailed diagram of the layout, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and complete instructions for installing the garden. Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to all garden plans, available as printable PDFs.

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