Eye-Catching: Using Focal Plants

Focal plants can entice you into a garden, distract you from less-than-stellar views or catch your eye within the garden's perimeter. Allow them their glorious time in the limelight, and plan the rest of the garden around them.

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Japanese Acers Provide Vibrant Fall Foliage
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Color Care

Very few plants can offer season-long color, but you can still get greate effects from even a short burst of activity. While azaleas and witchalder create interest in the fall, winter is a great time to let deciduous plantings' stark boughs and stems grab your attention; think birches, willows, dogwoods and shastas.

Acers steal scenes when their foliage fires up in fall. Position them carefully among more subdued colors so they can really shine.

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