Do this in the fall: Plant bulbs in Pots. Store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big

Dalmatian Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only tall. Spreads Prefers full sun to partial shade.

purple trailing lantana; heat tolerant, low water use, bright attractive flowers spring-fall. Can take over an area so plant in spots you want to fill quickly!

Purple trailing lantana - heat tolerant, low water use, bright attractive flowers spring to all. Can take over an area so plant in spots you want to fill quickly!

Top 10 Most Colorful Winter Landscape Plants

Colorful Winter Landscape Plant: 'Purple Diamond' Loropetalum, purple all year round, pink spidery flowers in spring or when pruned, low maintenance

A day late but Happy New year to you all! Today is the day all the decs come down and a cleaning frenzy begins whilst everyone else is still in bed! Poor Damien has man flu....or should that be poor me!! Have a lovely bank holiday xx #cleaning #decsaredown #myhome #edwardianhome @maison_by_emma_jane

A day late but Happy New year to you all! Today is the day all the decs come down and a cleaning frenzy begins whilst everyone else is still in bed! Poor Damien has man flu.or should that be poor me! Have a lovely bank holiday xx

Great use of repetition in the garden border...

Anise Hyssop Black Adder, red & yellow barberry: Spanish Lavender blooms for a longer time than most lavenders do and it has lovely silvery foliage that will play well with these other shrubs when the flowers are finished.

Giant alliums

Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers. Truffula trees from Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

New Riven Yorkstone Paving Flags by Natural Stone Consulting

Take a look at the gallery of Natural Stone Consulting's collection of Yorkstone and sandstone paving, driveway setts and reclaimed flagstones.

topiary cones creating structure

Create a Simple Topiary

Mixing artimisia and heuchera, front steps Topiaries adds a vertical dimension to this side garden's design while brick edging provides a clean barrier against contrasting white pebbles.

Delphiniums, viburnum, stocks, euphorbia, sweet williams - Rebel Rebel

The best of British flowers for summer, by five top florists

Love to look of bright mixed flowers in the crate. The best of British flowers for summer, by five top florists - Telegraph. Even if you've just got a window box, there's still something you can do to help the bees and the butterflies.

A great foliage border gives a garden a rich, layered look that doesn’t depend on flowers for dramatic effect. The key to success: Pick the right blend of shrubs and small trees whose leaves and branches create contrasts in color, texture, shape, and size. To make each plant stand out, set big-leafed plants beside fine-leafed ones, and spice up a mostly green palette with variegated plants that provide hits of gold, bronze, and purple.

20 Garden Border Designs

12 great foliage border plants (© Stacie Crooks) The key to success: Pick the right blend of shrubs and small trees whose leaves and branches create contrasts in color, texture, shape, and size.

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