The Q&A Archives: front porch garden

Question: hi, my house have a small poch in front,and i wolu like to dress it with a beautiful colorful garden small garden , wich plants and flowers should i choose?

Answer: There are so many things you can grow, here are a few colorful perennial selections: Achillea filipendulina (Fernleaf Yarrow), Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle), Anchusa azurea (Italian Bugloss), Anthemis tinctoria (Golden Marguerite), Armeria maritima (Sea Pink/Sea Thrift), Asters (many varieties), Astilbe (Meadowsweet/False Spirea), Aurinia saxatilis (Goldentuft), Chrysanthemum coccineum (Painted Daisy/Pyrethrum), Dicentra spectablis (Bleeding Heart), Echinacea purpurea(Purple Coneflower), Gaillardia x grandiflora (Blanket Flower), Daylily (Hemerocallis - many, many varieties), Iris (many varieties), Liatris spicata (Gayfeather), Lupinus (Lupines), Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese Cross), Monarda didyma (Beebalm), Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy), Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan - many varieties), Salvia, Veronica (Speedwell). Try also shrubs like azalea, rhododendron, hydrangea, forsythia, kalmia (mountain laurel), and of course roses!

Remember that for the bountiful garden you're dreaming of, you may need to spend some time preparing the soil, adding lots of rich compost if possible.

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