IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER A useful home landscaping guide – what plants to use where around your home's foundation.

IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER A useful home landscaping guide – what plants to use where around your home's foundation.

I am in love with the color contrasts of the green velvet boxwood paired with the red potato vine and coleus!! Wow!! Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EHNSbQ7LTws/TuSn39-dpCI/AAAAAAAANng/C_u8k3S14I8/s1600/Card%2BColeus%2Braised%2Bbed.jpg

I am in love with the color contrasts of the green velvet boxwood paired with the red potato vine and coleus!! Wow!! Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EHNSbQ7LTws/TuSn39-dpCI/AAAAAAAANng/C_u8k3S14I8/s1600/Card%2BColeus%2Braised%2Bbed.jpg

Because they keep their foliage all winter, low-growing evergreens are perfect for planting around your foundation to hide it all year. Test Garden Tip: Make a bold statement by selecting varieties that offer different shapes and colors, but stay compact so they don't outgrow their space. 'Blue Shag' white pine, 'Montgomery' blue spruce, and 'Silver Whispers' Swiss stone pine are smaller selections that combine beautifully with 'Profusion White' zinnia, for example./

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Because they keep their foliage all winter, low-growing evergreens are perfect for planting around your foundation to hide it all year. Test Garden Tip: Make a bold statement by selecting varieties that offer different shapes and colors, but stay compact so they don't outgrow their space. 'Blue Shag' white pine, 'Montgomery' blue spruce, and 'Silver Whispers' Swiss stone pine are smaller selections that combine beautifully with 'Profusion White' zinnia, for example./

Johnsen Landscapes & Pools: Mixing ornamental grasses with evergreens works well in an exuberant plant border. More

Johnsen Landscapes & Pools: Mixing ornamental grasses with evergreens works well in an exuberant plant border. More

Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal. Plantings that ring the base of your home should do more than just conceal the foundation. But just hiding that juncture with a tight fringe of evergreens isn't the answer. Neither is a one-scheme-fits-all formula. "Two conical things on either side of the front door with two tall things on either end of the house with lower things in the middle—that's a dated approach." Here, foolproof planting tips to boost your curb appeal.

Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal

Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal. Plantings that ring the base of your home should do more than just conceal the foundation. But just hiding that juncture with a tight fringe of evergreens isn't the answer. Neither is a one-scheme-fits-all formula. "Two conical things on either side of the front door with two tall things on either end of the house with lower things in the middle—that's a dated approach." Here, foolproof planting tips to boost your curb appeal.

Euonymus fortunei. Back of border. Part shade. This should be in the middle of border in part shade. Move to gravel. Perennial. H5

Euonymus fortunei. Back of border. Part shade. This should be in the middle of border in part shade. Move to gravel. Perennial. H5

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