This cottage-style garden is lovely enough to grace your front entry area. Although it offers interest all year round, the main flower peak is midsummer continuing into fall. Stalwarts like coreopsis and daylily provide long seasons of summer bloom. As the days grow shorter, asters, mums, sedum, and other fall bloomers come into their own.
Because this design was intended for front yard use, year-round interest was critical. To maintain an attractive look after the ground freezes, the garden includes ornamental grasses, a fruit-bearing Sargent crab, and a weeping white spruce.
See the following pages for complete lists of plants, including alternative plants for gardeners in the far South.