garden design principles (part two)

In last month’s article we discussed basic strategies to employ when planning your garden. Now that you’re ready to plant, here are some suggestions to get you started:

Following these basic guidelines will be a great start on the path to a beautiful garden. As you become more experienced you’ll gain confidence and be more inclined to take chances and experiment. Don’t hesitate to try new plants, experiment with different color combinations, move plants around and discard anything that is not thriving or requires excessive time to maintain. What “works” for your neighbor may not be pleasing to your eye, so plant gardens that will make you happy when you walk outside your door. Creating a garden that gives you pleasure is, ultimately, the most important rule of all.

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