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Stuck in a gardening rut? Try this trick!

Maria’s recommendations for border gardens

-Have a plan! 

-Add 50% compost and 50% loam to each hole to provide essential nutrients for continuous, long-term delivery of critical nutrition for strong roots, foliage and blooms

-Use low-maintenance, drought-resistant pollinator plants

-Add mulch to suppress weeds and hold moisture

-Combine horizontal and vertical flower shapes for visual interest (ex: Agastache and Echinecea)

-Repeat patterns to create a flowing border

To create a functioning wildlife habitat to attract nesting native songbirds, bees and butterflies, consider planting:


• Agastache

• Monarda

• Echinecea

• Sedum

• Liatris

• Achillea

• Phlox Paniculata

• Geranium

• Leucanthemum


• Lobularia

• Supertunia

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