By . Garden. Published at Thursday, April 26th, 2018 - 12:15:58 PM.
Incorrect site and soil for plants. Hostas around the trees and yews on shadier sides of the home does at least prove that the designer has some knowledge of what plants to use in different light settings or has read some plant tags. One of the most common mistakes in landscaping is improper placement of plants. When purchasing landscape plants, read the plant tags and ask garden center workers about the plants needs. Plants that need full sun and well-draining soil can become stunted, not flower and eventually die in shady, moist landscapes. Likewise, plants that need shade and love moisture will constantly need to be watered and burn up if put in a sunny, dry location.
Lavender and pink can be used together for color blocking, or pinks and reds. White is also a color that can be used for a dramatic color blocking effect. Color blocking in the garden with white might include: Lilies, Dusty miller, Artemisia, Pampas grass, Spirea, Astilbe, Plants will variegated foliage.
More intricate pocket design requires individual small beds among stonework or installed as part of the patio space. This does not require a professional unless you are not up to building such accents. You can use containers to the same effect.
Dish gardens, containers and hanging plants are also part of the pocket plan. Creative accessories and unique containers help make the space special and distinctive to you.
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