Your planting/design strategy: clumps, repeating, singles?
I'm beginning my first perennial bed at our new house and have been thinking about this a lot lately. Most of what I've read says to plant in clumps so that the overall design doesn't look spotty or insignificant. But I think most of the pictures of gardens that I see and am drawn to tend to plant single plants, perhaps repeated along the border but not in drifts the way 'they' say to do it. Just wondering what you prefer to do? The bed I've started, I've been planting in drifts, but looking at it now I'm tempted to dig some plants up and move them around so that I'm more of a repeater. This would also allow me to work in one-offs and plants received from gardening friends more easily, so may be more manageable in the long run. Or is that just wishful thinking? LOL!