Robyn Brown Perennial Garden tour
Troy Marden lists the key points of good garden design on a tour of a friend’s landscape that has both shade and sun. Amending the soil, planning pathways, selecting hardscape materials, choosing good performing plants, and planting them in the right spot; it all adds up to beautiful garden beds.
Plants Featured in this Clip
Hydrangea arborescens 'Ryan Gainey'
Clematis viorna (Vasevine)
Scutellaria incana (Skullcap)
Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wart)
- Planting cleomes (spider flower) is often necessary only once, as this attractive annual flower re-seeds each year. Blooms early summer until fall in colors such as white, pink, lavender and rose. Chert is a rock resembling fling and consisting essentially of a large amount of fibrous chalcedony with smaller amounts of cryptocrystalline quartz and amorphous silica. Mushroom compost supports various types of plant growth, from fruits and vegetables to herbs and flowers. It also increases the water-holding capacity of the soil.
Troy B. Marden
Troy is a passionate plantsman, garden writer and tour guide, leading garden tours across America and around the world. He writes regularly for some of the country’s top gardening magazines, and his blog, Gardener|Cook, has become popular with plant lovers and food lovers alike. He has been gardening since he was four years old and if it has to do with plants or gardening, he has probably grown it or done it at some point in his career!