Gentle Reader, I present to you, this week’s weird Victorian term explained:
This style of gardening, begun in the Victorian Era, remains a hallmark of the English landscape to this day: shorter plants to the font, and taller ones to the back, arranged closely together.
Despite its name, herbs do not necessarily have to be involved in a herbaceous border, although they often are.
Usually herbaceous borders are a riot of different colors, running alongside a path or a wall.
|Helen Allingham (British, 1848-1926). A Garden In October, Aldworth, 1891. Watercolor.|
Quote of the Day:
“What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.”
~ Charles Dudley Warner