Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Border Gardens

Flowers on the Side

I once read that any walkway should have flowers planted on both sides
to give the feeling that you are walking through, not next to, a garden.
Yet, there's something to be said for walking beside beautiful flowers.

For example, this border garden full of purple allium and red and white tulips
might overwhelm the walkway if planted on both sides:

This is my dream backyard: a grassy lawn surrounded by a neat border of flowers:

Here's another beautiful border garden, this one with hydrangeas:

I love this one too:

Master gardeners make these borders look like 
they just sprang naturally from the earth.
For the rest of us, a garden like this is probably less likely on earth 
and a little closer to heaven.

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