Fiery Combo for Full Sun Garden by Darcy Daniels

Fiery Combo for Full Sun Garden

Three layout options, thoroughly & artfully illustrated.

Detailed Plans to Help You Create This Garden at Home

This plant combination in fiery tones for full sun will hold up to the heat of high summer. An abundance of flowers over a long period will keep it colorful and fun, producing enough blooms to have cut flowers to enjoy in a vase as well as in the garden.

This vignette is especially suited for smaller gardens thanks to the dwarf stature of its anchoring shrub, Winecraft Black® Smokebush. If you’re gardening in a larger space and/or have difficulty finding this recently introduced variety, Cotinus 'Grace' would make a fine substitute, though you’ll want to re-evaluate quantity and spacing to accommodate its larger size.

Though this plant combination includes some all-season structure—a carpet of copper-colored grass and the strictly upright spires of the finely-textured blue conifer—this plant combination peaks summer into fall, so keep that in mind in terms of where you situate it in your garden.

These six plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown® Gardens.


Download this file for a clear, easy-to-follow plan for installing this garden at home. You'll get a to-scale drawing with placement and quantities of plants clearly identified.

What you'll get:
  • THREE Different Layout Designs (see the list below)
  • PDF file (18 letter-size pages)
  • Plan-view schematics showing location and quantity of each plant in two different bed configurations.
  • Elevation and bird's eye renderings to help you visualize how the garden looks.
Bed sizes included:
  • 8' deep x 16' wide, rectangular bed. Because it's designed to look good from all sides, it would work well in a boulevard strip or along the front edge of property. 
  • 7' deep x 10' wide, rectangular bed. Because it's designed to look good from one side, it would work well in front of a fence, wall, or against your house.
  • An ell-shaped bed with 14' legs tapering to 5'' at each end. This garden is designed to look from all sides so would work well as a front yard, street-side corner bed.
Download the Plans