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Design a Quilt Garden Filled with AAS Winners

Create a unique garden inspired by a nearby botanic garden or arboretum.

Here at Boerner Botanical Gardens they created a patchwork quilt of All-America Selections winning flowers and vegetables. These plants are tested nationally and proven locally to perform well in the backyard gardens and containers.

Just like a fabric quilt – a garden quilt is all about color, texture and patterns.  Select a simple pattern of squares and triangles like the pinwheel, goose tracks or log cabin.

Sketch your design on graph paper first. Then use stakes and strings to mark the pattern in the garden.

Select long-blooming annuals or those with colorful foliage to maintain the beauty of your design throughout the growing season.

Repeat color throughout the design to provide unity and balance.

Maintain your design all season long with regular deadheading and a bit of trimming to keep those wayward plants in bound.

A bit more information: Those with limited space can start with a mini quilt garden in a container or a bed of colorful lettuce in the vegetable garden. Visit All-America Selections to find out more about display and trial gardens in your area.

Upcoming Appearances


Sept. 25, 2021
Green Bay Botanic Garden
25th Birthday Celebration

in-person

Sept. 30, 2021
Shade Gardening for Beauty and Pollinator Appeal 
Webinar

Oct. 9, 2021
Everything Hydrangeas
@ Sanger House Gardens

in-person

Oct. 15-17, 2021
NARI Milwaukee Home &
Remodeling Show

in-person

Oct. 20, 2021
Kid & Pet Friendly Houseplants
Webinar

Oct. 23, 2021
San Diego Fall Home & Garden Show
Del Mar, CA

Oct. 27, 2021
Pruning Tips for Shrubs
Webinar

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