How can you make a new garden look well-established?

April 9, 2014 | By | Comments (2)

 

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Photos: Upper left, Marc Royce; Above, Roger Foley

Landscape Designer Margie GraceIn our second bonus Q&A with Santa Barbara, CA landscape designer Margie Grace, she shares an expert gardening trick.

 

Coastal Living: How can you make a new garden quickly look well-established?

Margie Grace: If you want multiples of one kind of plant, buy a few that are mature and put those where they’ll have the most impact while you wait for the rest to grow. Trick number two is to plant short-lived things in the meantime, like wildflowers, to fill in those temporary empty spaces, and let them fade out naturally without having to replant.

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COMMENTS

  1. Verity du Sautoy

    Reblogged this on KOTHEA and commented:
    Scratch the finishes and use big plants? :-)

    April 11, 2014 at 10:02 am
  2. Are there any low-maintenance options for water fixtures? | CoastalLiving.com

    […] See the Q&A with Margie that appeared in our April issue. We ask Margie: What’s one of your favorite trends in outdoor living? We ask Margie: How can you make a new garden quickly look well-established? […]

    April 23, 2014 at 8:01 am

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