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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