Plan Your Plantings for All-Season Beauty

Year-round garden beauty takes a little planning and effort.

Long perennial border
BORDER BEAUTY: The Missouri Botanical Garden often plants grasses in their mixed perennial borders to give long-season appeal.
Caleb Melchior
Mums and pulmonaira
LOVELY DUET OF COLOR: A drift of chrysanthemum ‘Single Peach’ adds autumn color to complement the silver-spotted leaves of pulmonaria at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
Caleb Melchior
Border in late summer
AMAZING CONTRAST: The long border at the Missouri Botanical Garden demonstrates the amazing potential of mixed borders with dramatic contrasts between bold tropicals and gauzy grasses in late summer.
Caleb Melchior
Midsummer flowerbed
PLEASING COMBINATION: A pleasing midsummer combination of flowers includes lime-leaved caryopteris ‘Worchester Gold’, silver Artemisia ‘Silver King’ and self-sown spires of violet-blue larkspur.
Caleb Melchior

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