GARDEN KNOW HOW

Perfecting the Perennial Border

Perfecting the Perennial Border at Sensible Gardening and Living

Perennial gardening is an art form, and when done properly creates a long lasting, long blooming, easy care, beautiful garden. There is much more to it than just plunking down a bunch of different perennial plants in the ground. There needs to be a plan, soil should be conditioned and plant material should be studied and well chosen for your site.…

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Ground Covers

Ground Covers with Sensible Gardening. Plant varieties you might not of thought of to use as a ground cover in the garden. Info on what makes a great ground cover.

What type of plant should be categorized as a ground cover? Basically any plant that will cover the ground. Perhaps this definition  is a bit too broad.  Lets redefine by saying that this ground covering plant should also be attractive, grow quickly and thickly and be a permanent resident in your garden. Garden ground covers should not require mowing, fertilization,…

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