I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. We are transitioning to a new Q&A system and your question was unfortunately lost in the transition. I have discovered it now and hope this reply is not too late to be of help.
Your gardening question is really many in one as there are a multitude of possible plants from annual and perennial flowers, to shrubs, vines, trees and even groundcovers. Since you are looking for a lot of information, more than we can fit in this brief answer, let me refer you to the following web sites which should be very informative and useful to you.
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