11 Long-Blooming Garden Plans

Prairie Garden

Enjoy three or four seasons of color and beauty throughout your yard.

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Year-Round Excitement Plan

Year-Round Plan

Enjoy four seasons of beauty with this bold plan. It features favorites such as rhododendron and winter daphne, Joe Pye weed, and iris. Garden size: 17x30 feet.

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Curbside Garden

Easy Streetside Garden Plan

This delightful garden starts with no-fuss baptisia in June and relies on North American wildflowers to keep blooming all the way until fall. Garden size: 6x29 feet.

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Roses in the Round


Many hybrid roses are long-blooming champs that start in June and go to first frost. Enjoy these white roses with catmint (which will rebloom off and on all summer and into fall) and boxwood to create a simple garden with lots of oomph. Garden size: 10x10 feet.

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Don't Be Foiled by Hot Weather


Hot summer days can make a garden fade. Keep that from happening with these stately favorites, then mix in a few spring and fall bloomers for season-long appeal. Garden size: 14x9 feet.

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Long-Blooming Blue Garden

Blue-Theme Garden Plan Illustration

From springtime pansies to fall-blooming aster, this cool blue garden always has something in bloom. Garden size: 10x7 feet.

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Low-Work Season-Long Garden

Privacy Garden

This long-blooming garden is filled with nearly bulletproof favorites that bloom in spring, summer, and fall -- so it's a great choice for anyone especially busy or new to gardening. Garden size: 14x6 feet.

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A Corner of Colorful Shrubs

Woody Corner

A great blooming garden doesn't need to focus on annual and perennial flowers. Here, shrubs and small trees create four seasons of color and texture. Garden size: 13x11 feet.

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A Corner of Perennials

Corner of Perennials

Long-blooming Shasta daisy lies at the heart of this spring-through-frost garden. The plants are all beautiful and easy to grow. Garden size: 9x8 feet.

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Create Privacy and Season-Long Looks

Privacy Garden

There's no reason gardens can't do double duty. This one provides a welcome screen from neighbors and looks good all year round. Garden size: 16x7 feet.

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Enjoy Butterflies All Season

Butterfly Garden

Give butterflies a refuge in your yard from spring to fall with this flower-filled, easy-care garden plan. Garden size: 24x9 feet.

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A Touch of Prairie

Prairie Garden

We love this prairie-style plan for a lot of reasons. It looks great all year, it's very low-maintenance, and it attracts birds and butterflies. Garden size: 20x8 feet.

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