20 garden border designs
See how to use foliage and flowers to soften a wall, accent a lawn, or fringe a path
Great garden borders: The basic ingredientsCreating 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.