Slugs provide food for snakes and toads. It seems like poetic justice that they get munched up as they feast on so many of our flowering plants...
Tradescantias are persistent plants-easy to grow that sow their seeds widely.
Duffy created this garden in 1910, but as a design template it is timeless.
Grey, silver plants soften the landscape if used wisely.
There are many members of the genus "Astilbe" that can provide white, pink and reddish-pink blooms in shade, or sun, if they have ample moisture.
Every gardener, who values perennials that bloom in autumn, should have some Japanese anemones.