Herbaceous perennials are flowers, grasses, ferns and herbs are that grow for more than one season unlike the annual that only grows for one season. Most perennials will go dormant during the winter season. There foliage will die back yet their roots remain alive. The best time to divide perennials is in the fall or spring. When planting herbaceous perennials it is best to plant them in groups of three or more for a full effect. Each grouping of blooms or foliage will shine through and catch the eye giving a more pleasing appearance.
If you were to ask me what my favorite garden theme is it would be by far the English garden. A very English garden combines form and function with lots of romance. There all of the senses are delightfully treated with glorious splendor. With a full range of beauty from the formal evergreens, the useful culinary and medicinal herbs, the romantic roses to the playful daisies, dianthus and foxgloves interest would never be lost.
This enchanting garden theme has been cheerfully duplicated the world over and never more so than here in the United States where our climate is most suitable for such a wide variety of charming specimens. I am most thankful for all of our foresighted forefathers who carefully transported these most useful and admired plants along with them from there home countries for many more generations to enjoy!