Mixed Borders

Mixed Borders

Traditionally a mixed border is an informal combination of different seasonal plants that gives a garden a more natural look.  Think of a static, formal garden framed with ever changing, soft, drift plantings.

In my view, the mixed border is all about contrasts and keeping it uncomplicated.  As a concept, it’s organic, relaxed, informal, homely and unique.  However making each drift too small will create a furry look.  There’s a fine art in developing drifts in relation to the garden space and working with a plant palette that creates an interesting array of colour, texture, form and light.  Not to mention the shape of the drift!

Let us know your favourite plant combinations/drifts.

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