Tips on Planting Styles

The type of plants you choose, and the way in which you group them, will affect your designs. Here's a sampling of 6 different garden styles.

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Theme Your Planting

Use your favorite plants to evolve a garden style to suit you. If you love large, leafy plants, consider a tropical theme. Summer annuals lend themselves to traditional cottage gardens, while spiky succulents and drought-tolerant plants suit gravel gardens.

Spiky yuccas and hardy bananas, seen here, create a lush tropical flavor.

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