If you start small and add new beds each year, you can wind up with a garden that looks a bit scattered. Susan discovered this after she put in several flower beds along the front of her property, each separated by about 8 feet of lawn. An easy fix: Join them together. "One big bed looks better than three small ones," Susan says. "It creates more of a flowing look."
Shown: Purple coleus leaves and coneflowers flank the entry to a beautiful outdoor seating area.