Now that the holidays are over, Spring is on my
mind. Our collegiate work force (our triplet granddaughters) are
home on Christmas break and are busily labeling thousands of pots in
preparation for planting that will begin in February.
Each year at this time I formulate a planting
strategy that will add more interest and beauty to our gardens.
This year I plan to concentrate on adding more architectural
perennials to our garden.
In my mind an architectural perennial is one
that looks and acts like a shrub in the landscape, but is herbaceous
and must be cut to the ground each year.
The reasons for using architectural perennials
They add needed structure to a garden
They make a dramatic statement in the
Since they are cut down yearly, they do not
outgrow their spot as readily.
There is less maintenance. There is
no pruning other than cutting to the ground.
Listed below are plants that work well in this
capacity. Try to incorporate a few in your garden this gardening
season for a colorful, dramatic impact!
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