Using our resources of time, money, and effort to its best use to incorporate style into our garden is the purpose of a good design plan. Let’s start this look at what our landscape design means to our front yard, the most public space.
Perennials in the garden may play a second fiddle to the foliage of the turning trees, but they make a beautiful harmony. Remember to add them to the garden pictures, perhaps even giving a featured area to pull out all the stops.
A few years ago, my husband brought home a molded pond kit that was on sale at the end of the season. That began my water gardening adventure.
Tired of your tulips “running out” after the first year? Try choosing those which are proven to be more perennial. I’ve collected a number to share with you.
All the tulips sold in the fall in local stores are likely to be classed as hardy and perennial. They require cold winters and hot summers, and southern climates need the flowers to be forced (which precludes growing as a perennial plant). They require a dormant period of chilling temperatures to bloom – storing them in the refrigerator is a way to force the blooms indoors. For most all of them, the same general rules on how to grow will apply. Two things are necessary with any plant that grows from a bulb: