Spring is just around the corner, and here at Beds & Borders Landscape Design, we are gearing up for an exciting season filled with vibrant colors and lush greenery. As we dive into the landscape projects for 2024, I, Andy Freeland, am thrilled to share some of my favorite new plant selections that will undoubtedly elevate your outdoor space.

New Plants for 2024

  1. Orange Gnome Lychnis: Standing out like a burst of sunshine, the Orange Gnome Lychnis is a delightful addition to any garden. With its eye-catching orange blooms, this perennial is sure to bring warmth and energy to your landscape. Its compact size makes it versatile, fitting seamlessly into both large garden beds and smaller urban spaces.
  2. Red Shades Gaillardia: For a burst of fiery red hues, the Red Shades Gaillardia is a must-have. These drought-tolerant flowers not only add a splash of color but also attract pollinators, making them a sustainable and visually appealing choice for your spring garden.
  3. Veronica fasciculata (Spike Speedwell): Creating a vertical accent in your landscape, Veronica fasciculata adds a touch of elegance with its spiky blue flowers. This low-maintenance perennial is perfect for those looking to add structure and interest to their garden without sacrificing beauty.
  4. Rough Blazing Star: Standing tall and proud, the Rough Blazing Star is a native wildflower that captivates with its spiky purple blossoms. Its impressive height makes it a fantastic backdrop or focal point in your landscape design, attracting butterflies and bees to bring your garden to life.


  1. Baby Kim Lilac: Embrace the sweet fragrance of spring with the compact yet charming Baby Kim Lilac. Its petite size makes it an excellent choice for borders or containers, and the fragrant blooms will fill your garden with a delightful aroma.

Going Native

In addition to these delightful additions, I am committed to incorporating native pollinator plants into every design this year. Natives often get overlooked, but they play a crucial role in supporting local ecosystems and biodiversity. Some of the native wonders you can expect to see in our designs include Culvers Root, Bottle Gentian, Birdsfoot Violet, Sensitive Fern, and Fireweed.

To source these native plants, I highly recommend checking out Native Outback Nursery in Hastings. Their extensive selection of native plants ensures that your landscape not only looks stunning but also contributes to the health of the environment.

In Conclusion

As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, consider these plant selections to transform your outdoor space into a haven of natural beauty. At Beds & Borders Landscape Design, we are dedicated to creating landscapes that not only reflect your personal style but also contribute to the well-being of our local ecosystems. Let’s make Spring 2024 a season to remember!