I need help! Gardening veteran but winter garden newbie
I am in western PA and our winters can be harsh but I am rethinking all my perennial beds as the work involved has been hindered by too many gnats in summer and this year a broken arm that is taking way too long to heal.
A fellow garden club member and I are interested in phasing out a lot of our perennials and adding in shrubs and evergreens. How do I start adding them when there are no others in the beds? It seems to look funny in the beginning.
Is designing with these different than putting in perennials?
Any info you feel is important to get me started would be greatly appreciated!!