Drawing Up a Planting Plan

Planting plans don't have to be complicated, but they can be a great aid, helping you to organize your ideas and calculate planting quantities.

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Costing Up Your Plants

If you can afford large shrubs and trees you can create an instantly mature look; a smaller budget means young plants and patience while you wait for them to grow. Perennials flower and reach their maximum height in the first couple of years, so don’t spend a fortune on big plants.

It is worth asking garden centers and retail nurseries if they give discounts to designers; some also offer a plant sourcing service. If you can show you are a trade customer, wholesale nurseries allow you to buy plants in bulk.

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