A perennial is a flowering plant that lives for three or more years.
The heads of the dinner plate dahlias are quite heavy, and sometimes they are displayed in a large float bowl so viewers can look down on their gorgeous petals.
Do you follow Gertrude Jekyll’s advice about always planting three, or multiples of three?
Grey, silver plants soften the landscape if used wisely.
Vita Sackville-West's luxuriant plantings create a setting of decadence and romance at the garden of Sissinghurst Castle.
Beatrix Farrand was a great American landscape designer. Two of her most famous gardens are found at Princeton and Yale Universities.
Chances are you have come across the name Gertrude Jekyll in books on flowers. She has influenced gardeners for generations, on both sides of the Atlantic.