Plan Your Garden: Excellent tip

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Plan Your Garden

By Bubbles
September 3, 2011

Plan your garden so you have some foundation plants that will be there through all the seasons. The annuals of spring and summer won't always live through a hot summer. Likewise, some of the perennials that bloom so beautifully in spring and fall will die back in both summer and winter.

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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Sep 2, 2011 6:15 PM CST
Something that needs restating often. I always need a reminder of this basic concept. The "bones" of the garden.
Thanks, Bubbles!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Sep 2, 2011 8:48 PM CST
Ditto, Aguane...

It's always nice to have ongoing flowers or greenery in place. Just a bit of asking/researching will sure go a long way to meet that end, eh? (Not that I have it down pat!)

Thanks for the tip, Bubbles!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Sep 2, 2011 8:59 PM CST
You're right Susie and Shoe, there needs to be background structure to the garden to give it structure regardless of the season. Thanks for your comments. Sandi
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sep 3, 2011 6:16 AM CST
I agree
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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Sep 3, 2011 10:04 AM CST
Thumbs up I still have so much to learn from ya'll!

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