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Elements of Naturalistic Planting – Repetition

Traditional planting schemes set blocks of perennials and shrubs next to one another in order to develop harmonious or contrasting effects that build a picture comprising forms and colours. The contemporary trend for informal, naturalistic planting schemes uses plants in … Continue reading

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A Green Summer Perennial Border

The border on the other side of this arch was designed to be green and restful in summer when the rest of the garden is doing its best to call for our attention. Last summer there were heleniums and rudbeckias … Continue reading

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Experimental Perennial Plantings

It is in my two trial gardens in Amsterdam that I have developed my ideas of the creation of perennial meadows. This is one of two long thin borders in which many ideas have been investigated. Together they are 12 … Continue reading

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