What’s a “Mixed Border”?

It’s Mid October and the Montauk Daisy steals the show. Just beyond it we see the fall seedheads of Black-eyed Susans and the autumn coloring of the four varieties of Hydrangea. This lush “mixed border” type flower garden was planted this last May 2022. That’s 5 months ago. The design planning for this Spring Planting Installation began in the Fall of 2021.

Lush Fall “Mixed Border” Flower Garden

This lush planting of flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials is called a “mixed border”. That’s a type of flower garden. It will also have winter interest, so this is a Four-Season planting design. The plants haven’t all grown in as this is their first year. Using a design method of drifts, masses, and the occasional individual, our eyes connect the plants and repeat plant colors pull our eyes along the border.

Flower Garden Earlier this Summer

Black-eyed Susan’s and Hydrangeas pull your eye thru the garden. The Montauk Daisies are just behind and a green mass waiting their turn to blossom. Shrubs planted in drifts will grow to screen the new neighbor’s fence.

Lusting for Your Own “Mixed Border” Flower Garden?

Time to book your Design Planning now for 2023 Spring Installation

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An August morning invites you to linger on the bench savoring the flowers. From this angle, you can see how the new design blends with the farther existing borders.

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