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Four-Season Garden Plan

By combining ornamental grasses with dwarf conifers, cool-weather-loving plants and traditional perennial garden favorites, you can have an island garden that looks good year round.

This Four-Season Island Garden Plan features a mix of ornamental grasses, flowering perennials, shrubs and annuals, such as bush clematis, feather reed grass, zinnias and junipers.

This Four-Season Island Garden Plan was originally published in Garden Gate magazine No. 30.

The Four-Season Garden Plan is a six-page, 1.1MB pdf file. It includes:
  • The gardenscape painting shown above
  • Overhead plan view
  • Tips on taking care of your new garden
  • Detailed plant list with cold- and heat-tolerance zones
  • Planting plan blueprint
  • Shopping list to take to the nursery
  • PLUS, a 2-page article, "Preparing Great Garden Beds"

Four-Season Garden Plan

USDA zones 4-8
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