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Breaking Down Garden Design Into Colorful Niches

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Designing a garden can seem overwhelming, but when you break it down into little niches within the larger picture, it begins to make easy sense. For example, last season I designed a wall shovel garden with a wonderful mix of vegetables, perennials, and annuals. (Here’s the how to on that experience – LINK.)

By looking at just a small section of the garden you can see how the bold colors of the shovel brings out the colors of the other plants Swiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’, Impatiens ‘Patchwork Lavender’, and Begonia ‘Dragon Wing Red’. There are green vegetables and plants like  Lysimachia ‘Nummularia Aurea’ and the burgundy of Beet ‘Bull’s Blood’ to add interest as well.

Wall gardens are the perfect opportunity to surprise visitors in your garden with color.

What type of colors are you bringing to the garden this season?

Special Note – Because the FTC requires it, I am letting you know that Ball Horticultural supplied the annual plants grown in this garden. I  write many instructional stories and videos with their  flower and vegetable products and donate a large portion of the vegetables I grow to the local food pantry when harvested.

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