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Melinda's Garden: Creating a colorful mixed border

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Screen a bad view by creating a garden room and add year-round beauty to your landscape with mixed borders.

Start your design with the larger permanent plants. The trees and shrubs provide structure to the garden and serve as a backdrop for the flowers. Include a few evergreens for year round color. 

Fill the spaces in between the permanent planting with perennials. Include spring, summer and fall bloomers. Select those with attractive foliage and some that produce seedpods for winter interest. Add a few annuals for a colorful floral display throughout the growing season. Use repetition of color and form to pull it all together. 

You can learn more tips by watching the video above or by going to Melinda's website.

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