What Will Survive These Condidtions? - Knowledgebase Question

Island Lake, IL
Question by paskalides
April 23, 2002
I have a house that faces directly west. I have a linden tree in front and room for flowers under it but very little thrives. Impatients die. The phlox only blooms for a month in early spring. I can get some geraniums to grow but they do not look that great either. I have no sun until 12:30 then it is intense until 3:30 or 4 pm. So sun lovers do not get enough sun and shade lovers croak in the afternoon. My hostas died. What do I plant for some flowers and color?


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Answer from NGA
April 23, 2002

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container nearby for the summer color. The container could be located so as to receive more consistent light during the day and then you would have a better chance of selecting annuals that would thrive and bloom nicely all summer. You could even set a bench under the tree where you could sit to admire the scenery -- and add all season interest to the area.

I hope this gives you some ideas.

container nearby for the summer color. The container could be located so as to receive more consistent light during the day and then you would have a better chance of selecting annuals that would thrive and bloom nicely all summer. You could even set a bench under the tree where you could sit to admire the scenery -- and add all season interest to the area.

I hope this gives you some ideas.

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