how to improve exhisting front shrub/plant garden - Knowledgebase Question

staten island, Ne
Question by Ltdjn
May 28, 2009
have an exhisting garden 25x5 deep. looks blah have few shrubs in now willing to rearange. any ideas. garden made of slate stone. front of house location.

Answer from NGA
May 28, 2009


I would install a variety of plants with different bloom seasons so you always have something in bloom throughout the growing season. Some perennials to consider include:
Aster (Aster species) grow 12"-24" in various colors, from June-Oct.
Columbine (Aquilegia species) grow 12"-24" bloom in various colors from May-July. Delphinium (Delphinium hybrids) 18"-48", Various colors from June-Sept.
Bleedingheart (Dicentra spectabilis) 24"-36" pink or Red in May-June.
Leopardbane (Doronium species) 24" Yellow flowers, April-June.
Blue mist flower (Eupatorium coelstinum), 12"-24", Blue, Aug-Oct.
Coral bell (Heuchera sanguinea), 12"-24", Crimson, June-Sept.
Japanese iris (Iris Kaempferi), 24"-36", Red, Purple, July.
Blue flax (Linum perenne), 18", Blue, June-Aug.
Oriental poppy (Papaver Orientalis), 36", Red, Orange June.
Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), 24"-48", Various colors, July-Aug.
Painted daisy (Pyrethrum )12"-24" ,Various, June-July .
Poker plant (Tritoma species) 24"-36", Red, Yellow, Aug-Sept.

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