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Garden Design - Creating a Sunny Flower Border


When most people think of a flower border, they picture it in full sun. Perhaps that's because when you create a garden in full sun, you have thousands of the most popular plants to choose from. You'll get the most blooms in full sun and once established, sun loving plants require relatively little care to grow vigorously.

The design illustrated here is for a long border, 24' x 6' long. One of the easiest ways to design a cohesive garden is to limit your choice of colors and the flowers in this border are basically in shades of purple, blue and gold. Most of the flowers selected are suitable for a range of hardiness zones, but alternatives are also listed. Keep in mind that local nurseries usually stock varieties that are especially adapted to your area.

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Free Garden Design - Sunny BorderFull Sun Means Full Flowering and Ongoing ColorBuddleia (Butterfly Bush)If You Plant It, They Will ComeGarden PhloxIt's Called Garden Phlox Because It's Almost Guaranteed to Be ThereNew England Aster Fall Surprise
Helianthus (Sunflowers)It's Called False Sunflower, But It Will Truly Light Up Your GardenRepeat Blooming Daylilies 'Happy Returns'StellaaaahhhhEchinacea (Purple Coneflowers)Purple or Otherwise, They're Easy Growing Garden TreasuresUsing Sedum in a Full Sun Garden Border DesignStill My Idea of a Perfect Plant
Growing Russian Sage (Perovskia)A Blue that Keeps You in AnticipationLiatris (Blazing Star)Fluffy Spikes of Cheerful PurpleYarrow 'Coronation Gold' and 'Moonshine'An American Native with a Royal Petigree - 'Coronation Gold'Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'No Other Yellow Quite Measures Up
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