Examples of Planting Plans I

Irrespective of the style of garden you're designing, whenever you're putting together a planting plan check first that the plants you choose suit the site, soil and climate.

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Garden has Visual Break Between Terrace and House Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

A Divided Garden

Unless you divide it up in some way, a rectilinear garden holds no surprises. To avoid the \"what you see is what you get\" effect, designer Fran Coulter created a visual break between a decked terrace along the side and back of the house and the rest of the garden. Slides 2-6 contain the particular plants used in this design.

New Dawn Rose Considered Best Repeating Climber Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Rosa 'New Dawn'

Pink Fantasy Clematis is Vigorous Bloomer Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Clematis 'Pink Fantasy'

Star Jasmine has Sweetly Fragrant Pinwheel Blooms Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Baggesens Gold Adds Sunshine to Garden Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'

Nepeta Nervosa, Catmint, is Aromatic Bloomer Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Nepeta nervosa

Purpleleaf Grape is Best Vine for Fall Foliage Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'

Traditional Cutting Garden Set in Country Garden Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

The Cutting Garden

The client's brief was to create a traditional cutting garden. The triangular site, set within a country-style garden and measuring roughly 15 x 15 x 28 feet, is open and sunny. The owner also wanted the planting to create more privacy along the boundary, and the flat site needed some vertical accents to add interest. Slides 9-12 contain the particular plants used in this design.

Silver Weeping Pear Produces Weeping Effect Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

Red Spurge Adds Color to the Garden Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Euphorbia x martini (turns pink)

Purple Coneflower is Showy Easily Grown Plant Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Echinacea purpurea

Silver Loosestrife Forms Slender Flower Spikes Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Lysimachia ephemerum

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