Great garden borders: The basic ingredients
Creating a border isn't difficult if you break it down into its basic elements ― lacey fringes, accent colors, layers of short-to-tall
plantings, and color echoes.
Curving borders, like this one in Ralph Hasting's Whidbey Island, Washington, garden, are more interesting ― and more complementary with casual landscapes ― than straight-edged ones.
Before planting, test out possible outlines for your border with a rope or hose.
Click ahead for 13 inspiring border designs to get you started.