Designing with Perennials

To achieve the best overall garden design, follow these tips for placing perennials.
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To achieve the best overall garden design, follow these tips for placing perennials.

Mix up plants by height

Add vertical interest in a small space with tall, skinny perennials



Pay attention to perennials' shapes

Great bulb-and-perennial combinations

Contain aggressive spreaders

Repeat perennials throughout separate beds

Be careful with blue

Mark the spot of herbaceous perennials—which disappear in winter—with plant markers or with other plants