An Odd Question You May Think: Perennial Garden Design

Now let me ask you something. Why would you like a perennial garden? Basically the answers will lead to your garden goals, an odd question you may think. Goals guide us through a process. Needless to say, they keep us focused. whenever floundering through design decisions, they prevent wasting time. Also, upon completion of your garden you can compare the end product with your intended goals and see if they’ve been met. Goals can change through out this process. There’s a lot more information about it here. Accept the change and discipline yourself to follow it. Actually, again, why would you prefer a perennial garden? Just think for a moment. What do you wish from a perennial garden? Common answers are to have pretty flowers or a pleasing view. On top of that, these can be goals. Considering the above said. You better don’t spend time researching foliage plants, if you look for flowers only. Try to enhance it and avoid tall plants that will interrupt or conceal it, I’d say in case you have a beautiful view.

While achieving aesthetically pleasing gardens is always a goal, is there a mood or a feeling you look for to create. Will the garden have an utilitarian purpose. Therefore, will it offer sensory pleasure. Therefore this task of pinning down your gardening goals can take some amount of time. This is where it starts getting really interesting. Take a few minutes any day and think about what your goals are, before you continue on. Essentially, we’ve got depending on them.

Whenever achieving aesthetically pleasing gardens is always a goal, is there a mood or a feeling you need to create.

Will the garden have an utilitarian purpose. Will it offer sensory pleasure. So this task of pinning down your gardening goals can take some amount of time. Remember, take a few minutes any day and think about what your goals are, before you continue on.

There’re depending on them.

Upon completion of your garden you can compare the end product with your intended goals and see if they’ve been met. Goals can change through out this process. That said, accept the change and discipline yourself to follow it. Besides, why would you prefer a perennial garden? Also, what would you wish from a perennial garden? On top of this, common answers are to have pretty flowers or a pleasing view. These can be goals. Notice, don’t spend time researching foliage plants, if you seek for flowers only. So, try to enhance it and avoid tall plants that will interrupt or conceal it, So if you have a beautiful view. On top of this, why would you wish a perennial garden? I am sure that the answers will lead to your garden goals, an odd question you may think. Anyway, goals guide us through a process. Generally, they keep us focused. whenever floundering through design decisions, they prevent wasting time.

Look at the way the colours play off of each other.

Listen to the sound of the reeds as they dance in the wind. Let the fragrance embrace you taking you back to your childhood. Savour the taste of the first ripe tomatoe of the season. Now please pay attention. We all do it, that’s part of the joy and calm of gardening. Notice, have you fully experience it? Have you succumb to your final sense? Make sure you write. Touch, and no, I’m not talking about thorns or burs here. Then, those are the ones to focus on. There are a few touchables to add a similar dimension to your garden.

Yep the hit the nail on the head with this one. Velvety soft leaves that actually do have a striking resemblance to lamb’s ear This is one tough groundcover that not only can handle heat and sun but also is drought tolerant. Use in well drained, almost impossible to grow areas and you won’t be let down. Therefore this one is extremely well behaved as assumed in its name, unlike other member s of the Wormwood bunch. So that’s another gray velvety wonder. Certainly, gently sweep your hand across as you are passing by.

Truely a diamond in the rough.

This hardy rock garden perennial is as cute and furry as a puppy! The main part of Pasque flower that aren’t soft and fuzzy are the flowers themselves. Use in your perennial borders or rock gardens for an earlier burst of colour. Notice a trend? You can find more info about it here. Fuzzy gray foliage plants are great for hot, dry locations. With that said, rock gardens are composed of plants that don’t mind the heat and can handle being dry so be sure to incorporate these fuzzy wuzzies!

this little devil may look familiar. Horsetail is a native wetland plant that is usually sold as a pond plant. Lots of us know that there are a couple of cool features on the touch end of things with it. Basically, horsetail has jointed stems that can be taken apart and put back together just like lego! I know that the stems have fine ridges that feel like sand paper. Horsetail is also known as Scouring Rush and in Mexico is still harvested for polishing fine furniture. whenever meaning plants that store an abundance of water in their leaves, sedums are classified as succulents. Succulents like sedums have leaves that are leathery in texture and plump. These water filled leaves make the plants extremely hardy for hot dry conditions which is why sedums are great for rock gardens. Ornamental Grass Plumes. Ornamental Grass Plumes.

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