It is difficult to find your way in making a garden attractive all year round. What helps are perennials in beautiful combinations. To inspire you some great perennial combinations. And the title mentions perennials, but we will not forget shrubs (in this blog only shrubs with flowers).
Rhododendron and Azalea
They bloom in spring and sometimes even until mid-summer. They are part of the same family (Rhodos = Rose and Dendron = tree). The difference: Rhododendron is green, but Azaleas usually lose their leaves in winter. There are small and tall varieties to choose from, so for every garden a combination is available.
Iris Siberica and Euphorbia
Euphorbia steals the show in my garden in spring. And for a long time between April and July. It needs light and you must tame the plant. Iris with its fragile flowers provides an exciting contrast.
Agapanthus and Hydrangea
Hydrangea likes a sheltered place and so does Agapanthus. Together a stunning combination of blue and soft pink. Agapanthus exists in light blue till purple blue and in white. Hydrangeas are available in lots of colors so you can mix and match the style of your garden.
Hydrangea Arborescence Annabelle and Buddleia Davidii
A soft color palette and the combination of the leaves gives it a fluffy feeling. Both plants can reach heights of 1:50 to 2:50 m. Both flowering shrubs that gives interest and height to the garden.
Geranium and Leucanthemum
Sparkling combination of two colors in the beautiful gardens of Villa Augustus in Dordrecht. I do not know what the names of these colors are, so you must search in your garden center for the right combination.
Anemone Honorine Jobert, Sedum orange Xenox and Hydrangea
This is how you like to step into autumn, with a warm palette of colors and fresh white as a contrast! A great setting after a walk. Take a seat in a garden chair. Use a blanket and serve pumpkin soup or hot chocolate. And above all: enjoy the garden and let the new season begin. This combination blossoms at the end of July, in August and September.
shop for the autumn garden
- Mien Ruys Gardens, an overview of garden architecture from 1924 to the present day.
- The before mentioned garden of Villa Augustus in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. The Villa Augustus restaurant is located in the middle of the vegetable garden in the former pump house.
- De Tuinen van Appeltern, Netherlands’ largest garden idea park.
- De Vlinderhof in Maximapark, garden by Piet Oudolf
- more about Piet Oudolf here
- more about Perennials here
Enjoy your garden!
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