Plants with an Edge
Edging helps to define and outline
various areas such as walkways, lawn
edges or driveways. We all know that
we can use stones, bricks, wood or
synthetic edging to define an area,
but if you're looking for a softer,
more natural solution, consider
planting edging plants instead.
Edges with Color
If you're looking for seasonal color
to define your edging, you can
choose from annuals or use
perennials or shrubs. The use of
seasonal plants gives you great
options for variety and change.
Consider, though, that these plants
need regular changing and
maintenance. However, if you don't
mind doing a little maintenance,
your choices are virtually
In recent years mondo grass has been
combined with Buxus hedging for a
formal look. Nepeta or catmint is
another favorite – the most common
variety sports lovely purple flowers
and is often used underneath taller
plants such as rose to hide their
unsightly nether regions.
Lavender is another that is often
used – particularly stunning along
long driveways – just remember it
can be visited by bees so bear this
Grasses make stunning edging plants,
swaying gently in any breeze.
Foliage of varying colors also makes
great edging plants – for example
Lambs ears or Stachys – these can be
great in darker less sunny spots to
lighten the area with its soft
Whatever edging plant you choose,
consider the amount of time you want
to spend ‘maintaining’ your edges
and the climate that you are in
before you make your purchases.
The Outback Garden Center at Ace
Home and Leisure in Edgewater,
Maryland carries a wide variety of
plants that are ideal for edging.
Visit us today to give your home an
What Makes a
To ensure that your
walkway is ever-inviting, plant a variety of annuals and
perennials that bloom at different times through the
Find out what blooms when
with our handy Color Calendar!