The Q&A Archives: Front Beds

Question: Looking for low maintenance & low height (not more than 2-3ft)ideas for front beds (4ft deep x 16ft long)on either side of front porch. Full sun, abuts driveway (lots of heat)and currently there are a few hostas there.

Answer: You might try growing creeping Thyme (Thymus), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia), Catmint (Nepeta), Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), Poppy (Papavar orientale), Bronze Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria ? short lived perennial, self seeding biennial) or Dianthus. All are drought and summer heat tolerant. Enjoy your garden!

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