The Q&A Archives: Designing a Sunny Perennial Garden

Question: I dug up an old Iris garden last fall. I want to convert it to a perennial bed. It measures about 10' x 25'. Can you help with a plan? It's in a sunny location, near a drive, in a large yard, easily visable from a variety of angles. I think the taller plants should be in the middle, but I'm uncertain. I'd like coneflower, and Monarda in the center, plus any other you might suggest. Help! James G. Sills, M.D.

Answer: A good way to start anew in a perennial border is to check in garden books and magazines for designs. Actually Burpee has an example of such as design on page 19 of our catalog. These designs tend to be simple, but effective and easy to carry out.

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