Use our free garden plan to transform your backyard fence from a boring, blank space into a pleasing backdrop for a gorgeous flower border. The exciting plants included in this design will provide long-lasting color, fragrance, and texture that will leave you saying, "What fence?"

By BH&G Garden Editors
Updated August 13, 2019

Backyard fences are functional, but not always the prettiest thing to look at. The right plants can help to draw attention away from the harsh lines of fence posts and slats while also adding colorful beauty to the landscape. This garden plan combines a variety of favorite flowers in shades of pink and purple into one cohesive design, all set off by foliage with complementary hues and textures. There are 25 different species and varieties of plants in this design, most of which are perennials, with a few bulbs and small shrubs mixed in for added interest. The result is a long-lasting garden that will require minimal maintenance year after year. The few annuals included in this garden plan can be traded out every growing season to spice up the border's look without having to totally replant.

Allan Mandell

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This garden plan is best for a sunny spot. Garden size: 29 x 8 feet

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Left: Denny Schrock
Center: Matthew Benson
Right: Marty Baldwin

Plant List

If you aren't able to find the exact cultivars listed above, substitute with others in similar colors, shapes, and sizes.

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