Garden Layers are GardenWise!
Add beauty and curb appeal to your front yard with a sidewalk garden. The most productive gardens in smaller spaces use layering, combining layers of plants that grow at different heights. This bottom garden is a great example; each plant and flower plays its part, and the sum of the whole creates an optical illusion that gives your entire property so much more depth while adding a significant amount of space between your home and the street.
The white alyssum and purple-leafed lobelia in the front set the stage for taller tulips and butterfly flowers, which are in turn backed by society garlic and a wall topped by glowing pink bougainvillea.
And even if you don’t live in a warm-climate area, you can still take advantage of tropicals such as bougainvillea. Just treat them as annuals, or grow them in containers and bring them indoors for the winter.