Inadvertently out on the cutting edge of garden fashion
Earlier this summer I planted a bunch of marigolds as a mid-season replacement in the annual/perennial/subtropical bed, so once again I am a trend-setter, if unconsciously.
For strict perennial-lovers, the article also has kind words for such things as day lilies and queen-of-the-prairie (which I am working to eradicate from its stranglehold on parts of the garden). It also includes a good quote from Marco Stufano (best known for rejuvenating the garden at Wave Hill):
"There is nothing too common. You have to look at a plant with fresh eyes. What is it really about? What can it do for me? I tell people to think of flowers as a great big box of Crayola crayons," he added. "See what you have. Don't rule anything out."