October – Seed heads and Autumn Tints
This is the last in my series of posts showing just four pictures of a small garden month by month throughout the year. The dynamic character of plants and especially perennials is central to my garden design mantra. Every month a garden changes reflecting the seasons and the aspirations of its owners.
A perennial meadow is created using a limited pallet of plants that together form a coherent unit of vegetation that includes theme plants that flower in a sequence from spring through to autumn. In this way, colour and flower interest is provided over as long a period as possible.
For more information about this new style of planting perennials please read through the Meadows 101 section of this blog.
As well as my series of eBooks which explain the ideas and practices of this approach to naturalistic planting for smaller gardens, I have just finished recording a series of lessons for MyGardenSchool which will become available as a new online course next spring – New Style Perennial Plantin For Today’s Gardens. Anyone really interested, might think about following my other course on planting and designing with ornamental grasses which provides a very good introduction to the plants and ideas that have lead me to develop my approach to creating perennial meadows. After-all, winter is the best time to make plans for next year’s garden adventures.