Answer: What a lovely gift! Many perennial plants take up a lot of room, and many spread quickly. Believe me, once you get started, you'll feel like there's not enough room! There are as many ways to design a garden as there are gardeners, but here are afew things that narrow down your choices: soil type, light/shade, drainage, moisture availability and climate. Also, what kinds of plants does your husband enjoy?<br><br>I suggest that you both peruse some gardening catalogs and visit local nursuries to decide on plant material, and to get an idea of how gardens are created. Garden Escape (www.garden.com) offers a free on-line design service - it's a wonderful way to generate ideas! Enjoy!
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