Who’s ready to build some beds and borders? We’re happy to help plant the seed when it comes to ideas for warm-and-welcoming front yards, blooming backyards, cheerful borders around a mailbox and everything in between. While the idea of digging in can be daunting, our aim here is to assist with some tried-and-true plant pairings and design strategies. Our hope is that as you begin drawing up plans for your own precious plots, you’ll find a community of gardening enthusiasts with whom you can bounce ideas off, trade cuttings and swap best practices. After all, one of the best parts of gardening is the people you meet along the way.