|I just purcahsed a new home and I would like to put some plants in the home. Do you have any suggestions as far as the plants that would go good in the home? I've been viewing the plant library and there is so much information to go through.
|You're right, there's a lot of information to absorb! One of the important things you'll need to keep in mind when planning your landscape is the amount of sunshine each garden area receives. A sunny spot should be planted with sun-loving plants; a shady spot with shade loving plants. Luckily, the sun exposure preferences are listed on each plant tag. My own landscape is a reflection of my personality. I grow plants with the flower colors I love (how can you go wrong with that??) and I try to have something in bloom all spring, summer and fall so I have lots and lots of plants in my garden. You can cruise the garden centers to get some ideas. Until then, here are some trees, shrubs and perennials that grow well in your gardening region: Trees: bald cypress, crepe myrtle, Eastern red cedar, ginkgo, pawpaw, pine, spruce and tulip poplar. Shrubs: boxwood, butterfly bush, common witchhazel, gardenia, Japanese rose, junipers, oleander, pomegranate, primrose jasmine and yucca. Ornamental grasses: fountain grass, lemongrass, pampas grass and sedge.
Vines and groundcovers: columbine, creeping lantana, junipers and thyme.
Herbaceous perennials and bulbs: African lily, amaryllis, bee balm, butterfly weed, Christmas fern, daffodils, elephant ears, foam flower, iris, lantana, marjoram, peony, purple coneflower, tarragon, toad lily and yarrow. Annuals: annual periwinkle, baby?s breath, basil, California poppy, snapdragon and sweet pea.
Best wishes with your new landscape!