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Flowers for a boarder


By Cynthia

Michigan, United States Us

I started a perennial garden last year and would like to put short flowers all along the boarder it is about 80 feet in length. It is a very sunny area and was looking for suggestions. Of course would like something that is easy to care for and will not take over the garden. I would prefer to use perennials along the boarder so I do not have to purchase each year. I guess a mix of annuals and perennials could work too.



Sounds like a fantastic opportunity.So many plants you could try,however I would recommend that you include some of the hardy geraniums.They are beautiful and reliable.

29 May, 2008


There are so many! As well as hardy Geraniums - Salvias, Penstemons, smaller Asters. Aquilegia, Coreopsis, Geums, Campanula, Erigerons, hardy Verbenas and Lavenders. Add some grasses too - Carex, for example, and Festuca glauca, and sow annuals like Calendulas, Nigella, Escholzia, and Godetia. What fun to create a border!

29 May, 2008

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