added by gnometo
(12 days ago)
A Romantic Border
A classic white picket fence festooned with fragrant roses — what could be more romantic? The beauty of this one is that passersby can enjoy the flowers, since they're planted on the outside of the fence.
Key design features:
•Restraint in both color and plants
•Repetition of colors and plants down the entire border
•Gaining height by using the fence to support climbing roses
•A restrained palette of pink and blue is accented with chartreuse.
•The deeper shades of purple provide depth, ensuring that this combination will still turn heads even in late summer.
•Climbing 'Mary Rose' provides height and fragrance.
•Billowing mounds of golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea') and May Night salvia (Salvia nemorosa 'May Night') form the lower tier.
•These perennials are tolerant of low water, poor soil and hot sun.