Historical Heirloom Gardening with Ornamental Plants

Heirloom gardening can combine ornamental plants into a variety of stunning landscape arrangements. Use this historical guide along with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS seed and plant finder to create your own heirloom garden.

heirloom rose and sage fence
Picket fences and sidewalk borders are ideal locations for varying the color arrangement of old roses and purple sage (Salvia officinalis). 
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