Posted: 15/08/2013 at 23:34
Yes you can plant summer and winter perennials together. Perennials that die back in winter....herbaceous perennials....simply hold on to,their root systems and emerge again in the spring.
Its a good idea to get to know the perennials you are using, to understamd them, what they do,,what comditions they like or don't like.
Its probably best to grow annuals for the summer....plants that flower profusely during the summer months and then die in autumn. Annuals are cheap and expemdable. For the winter you can get winter annuals..violas, pansies, primulas, stocks, wallflowers, etc and then in the spring plant the summer annuals again.
You can read up on your perennials whilst still enjoying cheap colour from annuals all year round