A perennial is a flowering plant that lives for three or more years.
Perennial beds need to be well dug initially to loosen the soil and then amended with compost or other organic material.
“True taste has an eye for both weeds and garden flowers.”
Vita Sackville-West’s granddaughter Juliet Nicolson says that her grandmother’s “presence still fills the garden.”
Vita Sackville-West’s planting philosophy : “Cram, cram, cram, every chink and cranny.”
During the winter when I can’t actually garden outdoors, I plan many garden improvements and most of them include buying new plants.
When one has lots of different plants, it doesn’t always contribute to harmony and cohesion in a garden…
Astilbes with varying bloom times can be used to create a lovely, low-maintenance shaded bed.
I read recently about a new gardening craze that is called “Intermingling Plants.”