16 May Using Shrubs as Miniature Borders
I was walking around town last evening and discovered a concept in design that I have yet to see anywhere else-using tiny shrubs as borders around flower gardens. They are done in such a way as to not impede the visual delight of seeing the plants beyond and I loved how it drew the eye to the bed itself. Note that the bed above actually has two borders when you count the brick. The landscaper used this concept in multiple areas, winding throughout the shops and along the road and it offered a unique continuity to pull all the beds together.
Here are some other joys I discovered while walking around. Obviously, the designer chose a focus on pinks and purples in this design.
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