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Plantings That You Can’t Miss

Careful plant selection will get you a garden too beautiful to ignore

Fine Gardening - Issue 147

Everyone wants his or her garden to be noticed. Moments of subtlety are great, but they work best when they are in the midst of moments of impact. Drifts and mass plantings are perfect for making these bold statements, and they do so without using an enormous variety of plants (which get harder and harder to coordinate as you add them) or obscure botanical oddities, which certainly grab one’s attention but can require plenty of extra care. Drifts can actually reduce maintenance by limiting the number of plants you have to deal with. But choose your plants wisely. Here are three things to keep in mind when planning a can’t-miss planting:

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