This pretty informal border is composed of vigorous grasses and perennials which will enlighten your garden for weeks, from early summer until fall. Low maintenance and fairly easy to replicate, this prairie planting combines the warm-tinted pancake-like flower heads of Yarrow (Achillea) with the fresh-looking pink Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), which happily contrast with the airy bouquets of Tall Verbena (Verbena bonariensis). Breaking up the clumps formed by these colorful perennials, the delicate seedheads of Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima) add movement to this perennial planting as they sway in the breeze.

All these plants are pest and disease-free, drought tolerant, rabbit and deer resistant. Enjoy!