With the recent trend toward contemporary, low-maintenance garden design, perennials have fallen out of favour. But junipers and grass alone do not make for an exciting yard! Perennials add colour, variety and texture that liven up a space and draw people into the garden. We will look at a variety of hardy perennials and discuss how to choose the right ones for difficult areas, soils and light levels. Suggested followups: Planning Perrenial Gardens and Savvy Landscaping: Trees & Shrubs.