Plants are like people, each one has a personality of its own. Some are quite eye-catching and showy, while others are humble and dependable. For gardeners, getting to know the various personalities of the plants they grow is half the fun.

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Selecting garden plants is a journey of discovery. Celebration is in order when the right plant for the right place is found. Whether you are beginning a completely new planting design, or you are just looking for a seasonal refresh, you must consider the plants needs and the look you are trying to achieve. Be careful not to pick one of everything you like at the nursery, instead start with a plan so that you will end up with colors, textures and forms that work together to create a cohesive whole.

When designing with plants there are many different approaches. Countless gardeners prefer the tried and true style of planting in well-defined beds, while others like using bold drifts of perennials and grasses for a more naturalistic look. Spend some time determining which planting approach suits your tastes and home best before selecting plants.

This collection of articles will help familiarize you with some of the most prized plants for the garden. From flowers to trees, you’ll find plenty of information on how to design with plants.

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