The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 16 A beautiful fruit garden

Flowers for fruit gardens

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The border all round is for small shrubs and plants of some solidity or importance; the spaces are too long for an ordinary flower border. It would have a good bush of Magnolia stellata at each angle, Yuccas, Tritomas, hardy Fuchsias, Peonies, Euphorbia Wulfenii, Hollyhocks, Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Michaelmas Daisies, Flag Iris, the beautiful Olearia Gunni and O. Haastii, Tree Lupines, Forsythia, Weigela, the smaller Bush Spiraeas, Veronicas, Tamarisk, the large-bloomed Clematises, bush kinds of garden Roses, Funkias {Hostas}, and so on.