I never thought to plant bulbs over the top of other bulbs, going to try this for my spring planted bulbs. 'For sequential waves of flowers, plant a "bulb sandwich" layering crocus, tulip and daffodil bulbs in the same hole'
Pleaching was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the C. - weaving branches of deciduous trees to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation
Pine Cone Mulch - an attractive border and maybe a practical way to keep dogs and cats out of your garden beds. As they breakdown, they will add nutrients to your garden too. Pine cones also look great as a decorative mulch for container gardens.