The Q&A Archives: Garden Planning

Question: We are in the process of relandscaping a small garden area in our front yard. it is 7' X 17' with full afternoon sun. We are looking for color. What are some flowing shrubs we can use. I like the Aribian Jasmine. What others would you advise? Thanks

Answer: Here are a few suggestions for color; you can find even more inspiration is you visit the Monrovia website and click on design ideas. You'll find half a dozen theme gardens, complete with plants lists so you can mix and match the plants to suit your landscape. Here are some to consider:

ENGLISH SPIKE LAVENDER Lavandula latifolia
'APPLE BLOSSOM' PENSTEMON Penstemon x'Apple Blossom'
'MIDNIGHT' PENSTEMON Penstemon x'Midnight'
FERN LEAF YARROW Achillea x'Moonshine'
PURPLE CONEFLOWER Echinacea purpurea
PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS or MAIDEN GRASS Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
MOONBEAM THREADLEAF COREOPSIS Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
DWARF LILY OF THE NILE or *LILAC BEAUTY LILYTURF Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan'
Liriope muscari 'Lilac Beauty'
PALACE PURPLE CORAL BELLS Heuchera mircrantha 'Palace Purple'
SEA BREAZE FLEABANE Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze'
SNOWFLAKE CANDYTUFT Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
LAVENDER COTTON Santolina chamaecyparissus
TEXAN PURPLE JAPANESE WISTERIA Wisteria floribunda 'Texas Purple'

Best wishes with your landscaping project!

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