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Jun 14, 2017 5:06 PM CST
My wife found this plan for our front yard. Were in zone 7b. The only problem I see with this plan, is the lack of winter plants. Or lack of color there will be in the winter. I feel as if our front yard will be a bunch of dead (or resting) plants. Any suggestions on what we can add? We don't have a lot of space. The garden is about 9ft long by 6.5 foot width that tapers off to 4.5 foot. The front of it is 6 foot wide then tapers to 4.5 feet. We would probably have to rearrange the garden. What do the pro's think?
Thanks in advance!
Jun 14, 2017 6:42 PM CST
Add a couple small growing evergreens. I too have a small garden but I, like you, want year 'round interest. The problem is finding plants that won't outgrow their allotted space. I planted a couple dwarf mugho pines and for height, dwarf upright conifers. Boxwood are evergreen and can be pruned to maintain size. I planted one a couple years ago and so far, it is staying small - no pruning yet.
One of my favorite online nurseries for tiny trees is:
Another option is to plant things that have winter interest such as Red Twig Dogwood. Although it goes dormant, it has bright red stems all winter.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Jun 15, 2017 8:44 AM CST
|Thanks for the suggestions! I like the way those look too.|
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jun 15, 2017 10:48 AM CST
|To me !!! From the just, of your letter. Im thinking, your looking for edibles with color, not just green.
Just off hand, im thinking, of.
Ornamental cabbage, edible, and comes in a few diferent colors. Nasturtiums, leaves and flowers edible. Rainbow chard. Snow peas, not showy, but tasty. 😜
Humm ?😕? Theres more.
Check out nursury when they get there fall vege plants in, come this fall.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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