Entry Garden Plan
Builders often leave a narrow strip between the front sidewalk of a new home and the house or garage. This strip is difficult to mow and it’s not easy to garden in, especially if the topsoil was removed. Although it can be a challenge, this space still offers an opportunity to create a beautiful garden.

With these factors in mind, we’ve designed a front-entry garden for a newer home. In addition to perennials and shrubs that bloom in spring, summer and fall, we chose plants with winter interest.

Featured plants include a mix of perennials and shrubs for year-round interest, including hollies, ornamental grasses, lilies, and astilbe.

This Entry Garden Plan was originally published in Garden Gate magazine No. 31

The Entry Garden Plan is a six-page, 1.2MB pdf file. It includes:
  • The gardenscape painting shown above
  • Overhead plan view
  • Tips on taking care of your new garden
  • Detailed plant list with cold- and heat-tolerance zones
  • Planting plan blueprint
  • Shopping list to take to the nursery
  • PLUS, a 2-page article, "Preparing Great Garden Beds"

Entry Garden Plan

USDA zones 4-8
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