Ready to get that garden bed started? Here are three tips that will help you build a great one:
1) Plan before you plant. Put plants together that have similar colors. Place tall plants in the back, short ones in the front.
2) Consider location. Different plants need different amounts of sunlight. Choose plants according to the amount of light available: shade, part-shade, or sun. Check plant tags for light, watering, and spacing recommendations.
3) Use a mix of plants. Plant perennials and annuals in your garden. Perennials come back year after year. Annuals survive for just one growing season but earn rave color reviews.