Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.

For some people, order offers relaxation. This backyard is all about order: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/backyard/?socsrc=bhgpin042114perfectorder&page=10

Beautiful Backyard Inspiration

For some people, order offers relaxation. This backyard is all about order: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/backyard/?socsrc=bhgpin042114perfectorder&page=10

P A V I N G .... material  [Greys Court - Walled Garden - Henley on Thames, England ]

outdoormagic: Greys Court - Walled Garden - Henley on Thames,... (Wander the wood)

P A V I N G .... material [Greys Court - Walled Garden - Henley on Thames, England ]

The kitchen garden is accented by a new stone-and-brick wall and a stone path. - Photo: Emily Minton Redfield

The kitchen garden is accented by a new stone-and-brick wall and a stone path. - Photo: Emily Minton Redfield

Peony border beside the pergola in the walled garden includes 'Duchesse de Nemours', 'Sarah Bernhardt', 'Dancing Butterflies' and 'Kansas'. Beaminster Manor, Beaminster, Dorset, UK

Peony border beside the pergola in the walled garden includes 'Duchesse de Nemours', 'Sarah Bernhardt', 'Dancing Butterflies' and 'Kansas'. Beaminster Manor, Beaminster, Dorset, UK

espalier pears with Amanda Brooks (my espalier pears - and apples will look like this someday, hopefully this year!)

espalier pears with Amanda Brooks (my espalier pears - and apples will look like this someday, hopefully this year!)

Pequenos jardins, grandes ideias !                              …

Pequenos jardins, grandes ideias !

Pequenos jardins, grandes ideias ! …

Devon's home would have been similar to this. - Victoria magazine often took us to England.  Here we get a bird's eye view of a spectacular manor house walled garden.

Devon's home would have been similar to this. - Victoria magazine often took us to England. Here we get a bird's eye view of a spectacular manor house walled garden.

The Galloping Gardener: "Must See" British gardens - Wollerton Old Hall, Shropshire

The Galloping Gardener: "Must See" British gardens - Wollerton Old Hall, Shropshire

Walled courtyard garden with Boxwood and Fig Vine.

Walled courtyard garden with Boxwood and Fig Vine. by Howard Design Studio - Lookbook

Walled courtyard garden with Boxwood and Fig Vine.

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