Go big with foliage
A great foliage border gives a garden a rich, layered look that doesn’t depend on flowers for dramatic effect. The key to success: Pick the right
blend of shrubs and small trees whose leaves and branches create contrasts in color, texture, shape, and size. To make each
plant stand out, set big-leafed plants beside fine-leafed ones, and spice up a mostly green palette with variegated plants
that provide hits of gold, bronze, and purple.
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