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Cool Color Garden Border

Photo by Jennifer Cheung , story by Kathleen N. Brenzel

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Great garden borders: Cool spot in the sun

Warm Bed Garden Border

“I use ribbons of color—a sort of running stitch—to unify the border,” says designer Gabriela Yariv in her Santa Monica garden. Pink Echeveria‘Afterglow’ dots the carpet of gray-blueDymondia margaretae, repeating the hues of the larger plants.
plants covering garden wall
purple fountain grass

Borders for a garden path

This border features two rosy Scotch heathers (Calluna vulgaris ‘Dark Beauty’) and variegated Hebe speciosa ‘Tricolor’.Scotch moss grows between pavers.

bold garden plants

Golden bamboo (Phyllo stachys aurea) creates a soft green backdrop that doesn’t compete with the sculptural plants in this sunny Santa Monica border.
sunny garden border
For an accent: a bronze-tinged ‘Sundowner’ phormium is striking beside an icy blue Agave attenuata‘Nova’.

Garden border for a pool

NEXTGreat garden borders: A warm bed in the shade

Here, a border of purple African daisies,lobeliasea lavender, and silvery dusty Miller hugs a pool in Scottsdale, AZ

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