I can't remember if I mentioned this already, but Saturday I hit a clearance at Home Depot and there are now somewhere around 3 dozen various perennials sitting on my patio.
there is the new bed already to go (it still looks pretty naked since everything is new. I freely admit I am impatientand want a full grown garden RFN), some will go in a smaller new one I hope to dig in a few days.
Anyway, the first stuff was planted spaced out. For instance little red flowers 2' apart all in a row along the front. Herbs planted in between them so it's red, green, red, green. I am taking out the little red flowers and putting them in the window boxes I bought to go under the windows and since the other stuff has only been in the ground a couple of weeks I can move them too I think.
My question is, since I bought multiples of everything (which is something I haven't done before) is it more effective to plant them together or spaced out throughout the beds? So Coral bells could be in one area only, herbs in one area, astilbe together in one area...you get the idea. Basically clumps of each variety to have one sizable colour clump. Or should I space everything so there is a bit of each colour throughout, one on the right end, one on the left end, one in the center?
I haven't even figured out which ones get how tall yet (guess I need to do some label reading) but if I can sort out this clump/don't clump that will help me out.