Garden Tip 60:


I recently cleared a small area along a garden path where I wanted to plant a group of small growing unusual plants. The planting bed was flat and I wanted to figure out a way to feature these plants and not have them get lost in the landscape.

Most of us have seen those rounded mounds of hard snow on ski slopes, the mogul. I decided to create a series of landscape moguls constructed of compost and wood chips.

The moguls are twelve to eighteen inches high and sculptured together for a natural look rather than having them appear like a speed bump in the garden. It is a great garden feature in a rather flat landscape with the special plants prominently on display.