When designing any plant bed, there are 3 main plants you'll want to focus on. Specimen plants (usually an ornamental tree), accent plants (roses or other shrub to provide color), and a key plant (larger tree/shrub to help house feel the right size).

When designing any plant bed, there are 3 main plants you'll want to focus on. Specimen plants (usually an ornamental tree), accent plants (roses or other shrub to provide color), and a key plant (larger tree/shrub to help house feel the right size).

Low Maintenance Border - should mulch heavily with natural bark chips to prevent weeds and give a finished look.

Low Maintenance Border - should mulch heavily with natural bark chips to prevent weeds and give a finished look.

SQUEEZE PLAY: Landscape architect Rita Hodge added tall black bamboo and lower-growing perennials to soften this narrow, vertical entry. Photo: Ralph Smith Photography / handout

Vertical gardening takes plants to new heights

SQUEEZE PLAY: Landscape architect Rita Hodge added tall black bamboo and lower-growing perennials to soften this narrow, vertical entry. Photo: Ralph Smith Photography / handout

Love my Dwarf Lilac tree. http://media-cache9.pinterest.com/upload/205265695486326980_RxaNT1L1_f.jpg grafikgurl garden landscape

Love my Dwarf Lilac tree. http://media-cache9.pinterest.com/upload/205265695486326980_RxaNT1L1_f.jpg grafikgurl garden landscape

Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta - Large green leaves with chartreuse margins adorn the Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta, which is a sport of August Moon Hosta. Great for shady borders as well as container plants. Hosta are easy to grow and add a burst of color to shady spots! Thsi variety is more sun tolerant than a lot of other Hosta varieties.

Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta - Large green leaves with chartreuse margins adorn the Abiqua Moonbeam Hosta, which is a sport of August Moon Hosta. Great for shady borders as well as container plants. Hosta are easy to grow and add a burst of color to shady spots! Thsi variety is more sun tolerant than a lot of other Hosta varieties.

Spider plants, wandering Jew, creeping Jenny, Sweet potato vine in planter pots

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