Everything Old is New Again: Heirloom Perennials for Today’s Gardens

 

Pioneers, settlers, homesteaders created gardens by

1.  Using native local plants

2   Using pass-along plants from family, neighbors, and friends.

3.  Using recycled bottles for borders and yard art (bottle trees, etc.)

4.  Reseeding annuals that don’t have to be purchased each year (petunias, poppies, larkspur,     cockscomb, etc.)

5.  Proven perennials that don’t have to be purchased each year

6.  Edible and medicinal plants

7.  Fragrant plants

8.  No grass/lawns

9.  Functional landscapes that didn’t get in the way

10.  No water/irrigation

11.  No pesticide, “organic gardening”

12.  Little to no fertilizer use

13.  No noisy power tools