Planning The Perennial Border

A background is a must. Use a hedge, shrub border, a trellis, a fence, or a wall. Perennials prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Choose plants that will give continuous bloom. A good arrangement is tall plants in the back, low ones. in the foreground, and medium ones in the middle with strong accent plants placed irregularly in the middle […]

Planning and Planting a Perennial border

No single word or term has yet been accepted to cover garden plants, as distinct from bulbs and shrubs, which flower year after year. `Herbaceous plants’, ‘hardy perennials’, `border plants’ are all inadequate or inaccurate in some respect. Strictly speaking, the word ‘herbaceous’ denotes the decay of each season’s growth, with the plant itself remaining alive, but dormant. Delphiniums, phlox […]