Landscaping around in-ground pool in GA - Knowledgebase Question

Douglasville, GA (Zone 7B)
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Question by phendric
March 4, 2006
I would like to get some ideas for landscaping around my ingroudn pool. The shallow end (W)is open to my lawn, the deep end (E) is adjacent to my privacy fence, and the long ends adjon to my patio & deck (N) and to my lawn on the opposite side. The long side that faces my lawn (souhth) is open, and I would like to provide a buffer between the lawn and the pool that will not obstruct the sun. The pool is oriented.

Answer from NGA
March 4, 2006

There are really a lot of option so it will come down to what provides the particular look you are wanting to create. With a pool it is often a good idea to choose a plant with bold blooms and/or foliage so as to create a tropical look.

Some plants to consider include:
Hardy Cannas (such as Tropicana, Richard Wallace, Black Knight and Futurity Pink), Daylilies, 'Midnight Blue' Agapanthus, Hardy Fiber Banana (Musa basjoo)(tall so put in corner to not obstruct view), 'Harbor Belle' Nandina, Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi), Purple Heart (Setcreasea pallida) and 'Miss Huff' Lantana.

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