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Monday, June 13, 2011

911!!!!!!! I Need Your Help with My Flower Gardens ASAP!

Here are the spaces that I'm trying to spruce up.  The goal is to have them looking bright and colorful by Jun 28.  Yeah I know, nothing like waiting until the last minute, but they have been low on the priority pole until just recently.

I LOVE perennials.

Spot number one!
This area is in my front yard, and the shot was taken looking west.  What you cannot see is an area of daisies, iris, and a lilac tree behind me.  I want to join these to places together, AND I have about a 6000 pound rock to go in there somewhere.  The weeds are all dead now, and that is a tulip tree in the background.

I also want to do something with the two gate posts out by the road.  I cannot mow between them, and was thinking about maybe a clematis? and maybe some more daisies or something?

Spot number two:

Now, this is an existing flower bed, but it's an old one.  There is one columbine (blooming), two Siberian iris in the middle, two large baby's breath, on on each side, and then a very old Russian sage bush that partially blooms.

The last area, for now, is this one:
Out swing-set is right next to it, and there are lilies coming up on the right side of the pic as you are looking at it.

OK, Send me your thoughts and even starts of plants :-)



  1. I'd turn the one next to the house/garage into an herb garden. Thyme is always useful and it comes back every year. Rosemary, chives, basil, parsley--all easy to grow. Personally, I'd do a mix of raised beds to cope with clay soil. For the other areas (by June 28th?), call in the Disney World gardeners!! They can change things overnight = ) !!!!!


  2. I know you're going to think this is a copout, and it even sounds like one to me (:-) BUT, I would do a Google image search for 'perennial flower bed ideas' and 'annual flower bed ideas' to find photos of flower beds you like, then go from there. From the Kitchen's herb garden next to the house is a great idea! Also always a good idea to amend the soil to make it easy for those little roots to spread out.

  3. Spot two. Plant some bleeding hearts, iris's, hostas, tulips, mums, gadiola's (sp?) and you'll be blooming all year.

  4. I'm sorry honey but you really NEED SOME HELP!!! haha...

    that doesn't look so good...

    Just let me know when and were, i'll bring my gardning gloves and come and help you!


  5. Oh, I cannot be of a single ounce of assistance here. But good luck! :)

  6. Lana
    My advise is with the time limits I recommend you buy annuals for this year they will give you color for the 28th then this fall plant perennials It just takes time and each perennial has it own season. You need to consider if it is shade or sun.
    I would be happy to give you plants from my garden. Maybe in Sept meeting
    You might be able to buy plants on sale They have
    discounted plants down here
    Let me know if you need more help

  7. I am so, so NOT the person to ask!
    My suggestion would be to buy those plastic geraniums at Michael's and plop them in the ground around the edges. And, they'll still be in bloom in November!
    Good luck!

  8. Good luck. Can't wait to see the results.

  9. I am so not good in this area....I wish I could help. It looks like a few other folks do have good ideas though. Good Luck!

  10. I think it is a GREAT idea to get starts of plants. A great, inexpensive way to get wonderful plants for a GREAT price. :o) I am a BIG daylily lover and if you could find a daylily farm near you....they should be in wonderful bloom soon. Easy to separate....easy to plant for YEARS of gorgeous flowers.

  11. seriously i stink at that. i'm a fan of hostas if you have shade. what is a tulip tree? actual tulips? in a tree? need!

  12. Maybe you are a wonder woman, now that I am older this looks over whelming to me! It is late to get plants growing too, even if you can find them. Just plant some colorful annuals for this year and then you can get a head start on next year with a plan in place. Good luck.

  13. I will send you some photos of our flower gardens (front and back yards). They are all perennials and we love them! :) Good luck!

  14. I like hostas, dianthis (are considered annuals, but do come back if you get the right ones), laryopy (verigated grasses), ever blooming day lillies, and many more. I lot of those names might have been misspelled.

    I've been playing around in our landscaping around the house for 10 years, and I'm s-l-o-w-l-y learning what works in shade, part shade, and sun areas around my house. It's a yearly project. Good luck!!



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