Perennial Border is gradually coming along

A couple of years ago, when I planted tiny plugs of some of the perennials I want in the border, I did it with crossed fingers (and toes, too I think).

Well, it is finally starting to look like something.  A few plants have done extremely well…as here, the Echinacea paradoxa, Veronicas (don’t remember which one) and Baptisia moonlight. Perennial border 6.16.2017.f

Because some of it is screened (deliberately) by a growing Weeping Willow, some partially hidden by the driveway trees and shrubs, I wanted the border to be visible, giving hints of its exuberance, from quite a distance.  It is intended to be appreciated not only as you walk along the path, but by glimpses from anywhere.  So I aimed for bright color, contrast, height.

Now that I am getting more familiar with what will—and will not—grow here, I am starting to plan the rest of the border, the places where plants did not succeed.  I’ll be planting next spring, and in a couple more years…heaven.

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