Herbs in Mixed Beds

Monocultures can be bland and lifeless, but incorporating herbs into planting schemes can bring all the parts to life with each complementing the other.

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Green roofs planted with low-growing herbs or grasses can be very effective and will help merge garden buildings into other mixed plantings, such as these ornamental grasses, alliums, and Eucomis. Structural plants like Lychnis chalcedonica also help to meld the two areas.

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