I really admire beautiful mixed flower and foliage borders like the photo here (confession - none of mine look like this), but have difficulty creating borders like this around our home. As the seasons progress; there’s either too little foliage, too few flowers, the colors don’t mix, or the textures don’t work together. To combat the problem, last year I started examining the borders I was trying to improve at the beginning of each month; isolating the areas seeming to need the most help at that time, and determining what the missing or wrong element was (flower, foliage, color, or texture).
Once I’ve figured out the biggest problem, I review all the perennials in our other [...]
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