Landscape Design forum: Help me design a perennial garden

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kmk42019
Oct 18, 2017 5:37 PM CST
Hello,
This is my first time posting and have run into a little problem with designing my perennial garden. I decided to redo an old overgrown garden and plant some perennials. I bought some knockout roses, tickeseed, may night salvia, walkers low catmint, peppermint stick spirea, lambs ear and sedge evergold grass. This garden is on a slight hill with the back being at the top. I planted 5 knockout roses along the back to give it a border and am confused on how I should arrange and plant the rest of my perennials. I attached a picture of the garden and a drawing of the area with my plants. Any ideas on how to arrange them to make them look great? Thanks so much!


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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Oct 18, 2017 7:08 PM CST
I like to "echo" colors and shapes from plant to plant, I would pair the catmint and salvia. Sedge and Tickseed, use the lambs ear and a transition site its neutral. What color are the roses? Since they are still in the containers you have the opportunity to move them around and get different perspectives.
How much sun does the site get?
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kmk42019
Oct 19, 2017 5:40 AM CST
Thanks for the reply! The area gets full sun and the roses are pink and cherry colored, but I already planted them along the back border. Should I stagger the plants from the top down based on the grow hieght and colors?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Oct 19, 2017 4:40 PM CST
Thats probably what I would do, again the good thing is that they are still in containers so you can place them the way you think they should go, and imagine them at their full height and width. Try to work with the recommended spacing, if not it will quickly become overgrown and you will be back in the garden digging.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

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