Rich in diversity, a mixed border uses a variety of plants such as trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, bulbs, and grasses to create a flowing multi-season display.
Mixed borders are adaptable to a wide range of garden sizes and styles, from formal to more natural. Plantings are chosen to create structure and interest throughout the year, while layers of different sizes and types of plants offer textural and color contrasts.
This type of garden typically requires less maintenance than a traditional herbaceous border while providing continual color and visual appeal. Small sections of this border, including the arbor, the bog garden pathways, low rock walls, and trellises, serve as examples to home landscapers.
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