Campanula portenschlagiana or ‘Dalmatian Bellflower’ is a beautiful annual or perennial plant that forms a mat of small rounded leaves. The flowers are star-shaped, blue-purple in color that blooms from spring through summer. Relatively cold hardy but requires shelter when temperature dips below much. It grows in full sun and in the part shade too, on a fairly loose, well drained and alkaline soil

Campanula portenschlagiana or ‘Dalmatian Bellflower’ is a beautiful annual or perennial plant that forms a mat of small rounded leaves. The flowers are star-shaped, blue-purple in color that blooms from spring through summer. Relatively cold hardy but requires shelter when temperature dips below much. It grows in full sun and in the part shade too, on a fairly loose, well drained and alkaline soil

Flax - one hearty plant that comes up year after year, useful as a fiber producing plant,  and the deer won't eat it!

Flax - one hearty plant that comes up year after year, useful as a fiber producing plant, and the deer won't eat it!

Red Creeping Thyme ~ Border, Containers, Ground Cover. Just a few inches high, the plant is densely covered with tiny, dark green, shiny leaves that are intensely aromatic when crushed -- plant them between paving stones and enjoy their fragrance every time you pass by. Zone  4 - 9

Red Creeping Thyme ~ Border, Containers, Ground Cover. Just a few inches high, the plant is densely covered with tiny, dark green, shiny leaves that are intensely aromatic when crushed -- plant them between paving stones and enjoy their fragrance every time you pass by. Zone 4 - 9

Keep this handy!   There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials!  Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

as an option for people to have their picnics immersed in lavender but doubles for use in teas or some recipes. Perfect!

as an option for people to have their picnics immersed in lavender but doubles for use in teas or some recipes. Perfect!

Tough-as-Nails Perennial Garden Plan -- Love this one but requires a lot of room...maybe for the backyard one day

Tough-as-Nails Perennial Garden Plan -- Love this one but requires a lot of room...maybe for the backyard one day

Creeping Thyme Ground Cover:  Prefers full   sun but will tolerate partiant shade.  Fragrant and evergreen.  Drought tolerant   and spreads quickly.

Creeping Thyme Ground Cover: Prefers full sun but will tolerate partiant shade. Fragrant and evergreen. Drought tolerant and spreads quickly.

For the ditch? Ground cover plants such as Aubrieta are excellent for steep banks - they suppress weeds, help stabilise the soil and are low maintenance.

For the ditch? Ground cover plants such as Aubrieta are excellent for steep banks - they suppress weeds, help stabilise the soil and are low maintenance.

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