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herbaceous border

a flower bed that primarily contains nonwoody perennials rather than annuals
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  • "Chum, you bounder," I shout, as he is about to wade through the herbaceous border.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • And their herbaceous border, even now, is a blaze of colour.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • That's him at the table, with the herbaceous border under his chin.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • "I did not know Jobey knew what a herbaceous border is," said Audrey.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • Job Toms' herbaceous border was but a melancholy spectacle as yet.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • No doubt in front of them was some kind of herbaceous border.

    The Jervaise Comedy J. D. Beresford
  • One other feature of the old-fashioned garden—the herbaceous border—requires a word.

    Garden-Craft Old and New John D. Sedding
  • Then, a little breathless, we went into the new twenty-five guinea summer-house at the end of the herbaceous border.

    The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells
  • The herbaceous border grows luxuriant phloxes and delphiniums, but the background of glass houses sets a wrong light about it.

  • She fills the herbaceous border with alternating potatoes and carnations.

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