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May 14, 2016 2:23 PM CST

I have been assigned the task of replacing some extremely overgrown shrubs at our local post office entrance door area and have not a clue what to do. Can you help!?
The measured the area is 4 feet wide and 3 feet high. This measured area will not block anything window or sign wise. Now what they asked is that I try and find something colorful yet not attract bee's and have a Swiss theme since we are a huge Swiss cultured area. They are asking a lot from me volunteering but am desperately seeking your guidance!!!
May 14, 2016 2:44 PM CST
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If you can go to your profile and fill in your location, I am sure that members here will be happy to help with suggestions based on your climate zone.
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May 14, 2016 2:45 PM CST

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Welcome! ChadWallace. That does seem to be a tall order!!
Can we ask what your growing zone is?
May 14, 2016 2:46 PM CST
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That's a pretty open slate to work with. Lol if you don't want to attract bees though, i think that would eliminate something that flowers. Then another important factor is the direct sun light exposure. Over our under 6 hours. Morning or afternoon sun
May 14, 2016 3:33 PM CST
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If you could take some pictures of the location you're going to plant, that would be a huge help, too. If you can remove the old overgrown shrubs first and then take the picture, that would be even better.

Be sure to tell us what direction the planting area faces. That's going to make a big difference to what kind of shrubs will grow there.

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