Choose the best one for your yard and see how to plant for summer blooms
Each of these three borders will thrive in full sun (only the abutilon and hydrangea require afternoon shade).
Border 1: cool perennials
A new twist on the pink theme, a border that pairs pink-flowered plants with subtle splashes of gray, green, and maroon foliage is more sophisticated than sweet.
This triangular planting (12 feet long at the front) is a lively focal point of a backyard garden in San Francisco; it was designed for viewing from picture windows at the back of the house as well as from a raised deck at the rear of the garden.
Bark mulch covers the soil between plants; Trex benderboard finishes the front edge.