A cohesive plant palette will help define the style of your garden. Certain plants will create a modern vibe, while others have a more traditional appearance. It is important to consider how the form of a plant, as well as its foliage and blooms will impact the atmosphere of your garden. For example, bright blooms are common to cottage gardens and tropical landscapes, while plants with dramatic forms are common to modern gardens and southwestern landscapes. Use the pages below to help you make plant selections based on the style of your garden.

Modern Plants

Get a list of plants suited for landscaping a modern garden

Japanese Plants

Get a list of plants commonly grown in a Japanese style garden

Southwestern Plants

Find a list of plants perfect for creating a Southwestern atmosphere

Cottage Garden Plants

Get a list of plants for growing in a cottage garden and tips for selecting plants

Tropical Plants

Learn about the characteristics of tropical plants and watch a video about tropical landscaping

Mediterranean Plants

Discover what plants to use when creating a Mediterranean garden

Traditional Garden Plants

Get a list of plants suited for landscaping a traditional-style garden

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