|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: October 30, 2004
You will like this design, if you enjoy the beauty of swaying grasses and big
beautiful mounds of flowers. The design fits into a triangular section of your
yard no bigger than 15 feet wide by 12 feet deep.
You can put it against a back wall to view from the house or place it next to
the house to enhance the beauty of your home. This would survive the harsh
conditions next to the mailbox. You know, that area you never get out to water.
The place that is abused during the winter with salt from the snow trucks. This
little grouping would handle drought conditions very well.
You will be amazed at the beauty of the flowers as they begin blooming in
August and continue into November. The grasses will entertain you all year long
as there is always something cool happening with them. Whether it is the early
green of spring, growing the seed pods, or the exciting dance of the grasses
into the winter. The black-eyed susans will show a brilliance of color during
the summer and then provide an interesting backdrop to the other plants as the
flowers dry up.
Choose to add a couple of big landscape rocks for additional interest
throughout the year. Feel free to plant your favorite annuals in between the
perennials. Maybe a bright bouquet of Petunias in pinks or purples will really
give you the contrast of low level plantings and the larger perennials.