Create an Easy-Care Garden Border

This bold design brings together rich colors and contrasting flowers and foliage to create an easy-care summer border. Ideal for well-drained soil and a sunny site, these plants rarely need watering once established.

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Easy-Care Shrubs

For a really low-maintenance border, try these shrubs. They look after themselves once established and tolerate periods of drought. Simply trim them annually to keep them in shape, removing dead, diseased or damaged stems.

'Sunshine' daisy bush (evergreen, prefers sun) (Image 1), 'Aztec Pearl' Mexican orange blossom (evergreen, prefers sun) (Image 2), Wagner mahonia (evergreen, prefers shade) (Image 3), Siebold viburnum (deciduous, prefers sun or partial shade) (Image 4)

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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