Front Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas: Grow a Cutting Garden. Even though they take up little real estate, small-space sidewalk gardens can be great for growing your own cut flowers. Here, foxgloves, roses, and a host of other flowers are perfect for dressing up the front of the house and dropping in a vase for a great hostess gift or table decoration. Picket Fences, Gardens Ideas, Cottages Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Front Yards, Cut Gardens, Hostess Gift, White Picket Fence, Sidewalk Gardens
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Use Layers in the Garden: Some of the best gardens use layering -- where you combine layers of plants that grow at different heights. This is a great example; the white alyssum and purple-leafed lobelia in the front set the stage for taller tulips and butterfly flower, which are in turn backed by society garlic and a wall topped by glowing pink bougainvillea.
If you're stuck with a sloping front yard, a retaining wall and sidewalk garden can be the perfect solution for tough mowing. Here, a simple concrete retaining wall is dressed up with a variety of beautiful blooms.