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Anatomy of a Mouthful

Ornamental grasses make fine additions, as long as you divide them often. Grasses tend to be thirsty, so don’t pair them with eggplants or other veggies that require plenty of water.

Plant tulips and spring bulbs in the ground at the base of the raised beds, so their foliage can die back slowly without getting in the way of summer flowers or vegetables up above. Allowing the foliage to wither completely before removing it will ensure vibrant blooms the following year.

Don’t forget to install summer bulbs. Lilies and alliums will become lovely accents in the middles of your beds, where they can grow tall. Enjoy the bounty!

Note that various flowers, fruits, and vegetables mature at different rates over three seasons; the accompanying garden map (not to scale) is intended for representational purposes only. The garden design shown here is just one example of how one might arrange combination plantings.

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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Updated Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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