Make your flower border more interesting by pairing perennials with different flower shapes. Here, for example, the skinny, bright blue flower spikes of veronica contrast nicely with the fat, rounded blooms of coneflower. Planted individually they are lovely, but grown together they put on an eye-popping show./
In the spring, it is a relief to have plants you can eat or harvest early with no work in the veggie garden. Established plants you can harvest earliest in the season are great. Here are some ideas and you can pick your favourites for your yard.
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