English Garden Border Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs
If your idea of ideal garden beauty is the traditional perennial border of grand English estates, this American-style interpretation may be for you. The color scheme here is cool and elegant, encompassing numerous shades of blue, violet, and lavender, brightened with sparks of white and touches of Primrose yellow. The single Hollyhocks are of mixed colors and will probably include tones of pink and rose, providing vertical accents of warmer color. Normally, it takes several years to develop a garden such as this. Perennials, your plants will grow together and form the lush, flowering drifts that are the hallmark of the classic border in no time. If you are in a real hurry, you can temporarily fill in the spaces with fast-growing annuals. If possible, include in your border some wonderful English or antique shrub Roses such as ‘Blanc Double de Coubert,“Heritage: or ‘Gertrude Jekyll.: Give this garden a full day of sun for optimum performance. You’ll also want to work lots of humus and compost into the soil to maximize fertility, porosity, and moisture retention. Your efforts will be rewarded with an entire summer of bounteous blooms.
Substituting Lavender with Salvia and using a Groundcover Rose instead of Buddleia can make this a Zone 4 garden.
Add shrubs such as flowering Almond, Magnolias, and evergreens to create winter interest and add to the English garden effect.
Deadhead the flower blossoms as soon as they fade to encourage your perennials to produce more flowers.
An English spade may be your planting tool of choice, but a clamshell digger makes planting Etera Perennials a simple and easy task.
a. Achillea ‘Appleblossom’ b. Achillea ‘Moonshine’ c. Alcea ‘Single Mix’ d. Alchemila ‘Selection’ e. Boltonia ‘Snowbank’ f. Buddleia ‘White Profusion’ g. Delphinium ‘Bellamosum’ h. Delphinium ‘MF Dark Blue/Dark Bee’ i. Iris ‘New Hybirds’ j. Lavandula ‘Hidcote’ k. Leucanthemum ‘Snow Lady’ l. Malva ‘Alba’ m. Monarda ‘Blue Stocking’ n. Monarda ‘Marshall’s Delight’ o. Nepta ‘Six Hills Giant’ p. Phlox ‘Blue Boy q. Phlox ‘Franz Schubert’ r. Salvia ‘Blue Hill’