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Looking for ideas for your garden beds? Whether you have just a few square feet to work with or the whole side of your house, you'll find great ideas for planting colorful borders in this article.

If you are anything like me, the dream is to have a gorgeous garden regardless of the time of year. Having a garden that is always colorful will take time, persistence, patience, and planning. Just like any other garden, a garden that is always in color will need updating and care as time goes on. Here are twelve items to consider when planning an ever-colorful garden.

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia, syn. Salvia yangii) offers carefree color, with an open airy habit and dreamy drifts of lavender-blue flowers that bloom from mid-summer into fall.

Sedum is an easy-to-grow succulent that comes in a range of sizes, colors and forms. For long-lasting color in the garden, it’s hard to beat the durability and toughness of this hardy perennial.

Have you ever wondered how the perennials blooming in your garden came to be? The world of plant hybridizing is fascinating and complex, and we’re ready to give you some insight into the process. Enjoy this interview with the lead hybridizer of many Proven Winners perennials, Hans Hansen.

Winecraft Gold smokebush blooming in a landscape

Deep golden yellow flowers are a great addition to your garden. 

One of the most popular garden plants, hosta is grown primarily for the attractive foliage that occurs in a range of sizes, colors and forms. This hardy perennial thrives in challenging shady sites where many other plants won’t grow.

Plan for Frost to Frost Color

A little planning goes a long way. Sequencing a different set of perennials to show color in your gardens each of the four core seasons will ensure your garden always looks nice and colorful all throughout the seasons.

Many gardeners, including me, love to have flower beds bursting with color all season long. As you might guess, there are thousands of annuals, perennials, and shrubs available to plant in your garden. While we all have favorite plants that we return to year after year, it’s also great fun to add new options to your plant palette. Brand new plants are often a sirens call but don’t overlook older plants that just haven’t quite taken off yet. Here are 12 plants that deserve a chance to steal your heart. Once they’ve taken root in your garden and your heart, be sure to share the secret with your friends!

Wondering which plants are good for foundation plantings? We’ve picked out ten easy to grow perennials and shrubs that thrive in average garden conditions and will look great planted in front of your house. Let’s take a closer look.

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