This is a roughly oval bed, bisected at the eastern end by the sidewalk from the street to the house. It is fairly close to the street, receives sun for only part of the day, and can be quite dry during the summer. South facing, sunny, may be poorly drained, may get dry in summer.
Plants in table are listed from left (West) to right (East) facing the house.
|Qty||Latin Name||Common Name||Notes|
|1||Buddleia davidii ‘Nanho Blue’||Butterfly Bush ‘Nanho Blue’|
|3||Asclepias tuberosa ‘Hello Yellow’||Butterfly Weed ‘Hello Yellow’||died|
|3||Salvia guaranatica||Black & Blue Sage||Died|
|3||Papaver sp||Poppies, Orange||From Catherine|
|Linum rubrum||Red Flax||Seeded 3/24/2012|
|Limnanthes douglasii||Fried Eggs||Seeded 3/24/2012|
|3||Asclepias tuberosa||Butterfly Weed|
|Nepeta × faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’||Catmint ‘Walker’s Low’|
|1||Iris ? / Belmacanda||Bearded Iris / Blackberry Lily|
|1||Forsythia x intermedia||Forsythia|
|1||Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’||Flowering Quince ‘Crimson & Gold’||Consider adding a pollinator|
|Consolida chinensis||Larkspur||Wintered over from 2011, seeded 3/24/2012|
|Crepis rubra||Hawkweed||Seeded 3/24/2012|
|1||Abelia x grandiflora ‘Panache’||Abelia Silver Anniversary|
|1||Prunus domestica ‘Stanley’||Plum ‘Stanley’|
|25||Allium moly ‘Jeanine’||NE Corner under Stanley Plum, planted Fall 2011|
|5||Allium falcifolium||NE Corner under Stanley Plum, planted Fall 2011|
|Allium tuberosum||Garlic Chives||SW Corner under Stanley Plum, planted Spring 2011 after growing from seed|
|Consolida ambigua||Seeded 3/24/2012|
|Papaver paeoniflorum||Seeded 3/24/2012|
|Bupleurum rotundifolium||Seeded 3/24/2012|
|1||Iris ? 2||Bearded Iris|
|1||Iris ? 3||Bearded Iris|
|3||Papaver sp||Poppies, Orange||from Catherine|
|3||Kalmia latifolia ‘Ostbo Red’||Mountain Laurel ‘Ostbo Red’||2 died — need deer protection|
|1||Leycesteria formosa ‘Notbruce’||Golden Lanterns Pheasant Berry||Died|
|1||Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’||Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’||Purple spring foliage|
|1||Prunus domestica ‘Early Laxton’||Plum ‘Early Laxton’|
|25||Allium moly ‘Jeanine’||NE Corner under Early Laxton Plum, planted Fall 2011|
|5||Allium falcifolium||NE Corner under Early Laxton Plum, planted Fall 2011|
|Allium tuberosum||Garlic Chives||SW Corner under Early Laxton, planted Spring 2011 after growing from seed|
|Veronica spicata||Blue Veronica|
|Papaver commutatum||Ladybird Poppies||Annual. seeded 3/24/2012|
|Chrysanthemum leucanthemum||Oxeye Daisy|
|1||Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’||Goldenrod ‘Fireworks’|
|3||Aster ‘Marie III’||Aster|
|Lysimachia mummularia aurea||Yellow Creeping Jenny|
|Narcissus sp.||Daffodils, mixed|
|3||Aster ‘Magic’||Aster ‘Magic’|
|1||Anemone x ‘September Charm’|
|Lysimachia mummularia aurea?||Yellow? Creeping Jenny|
|Liriope sp||Variegated Liriope|
|1||Quercus sp||Oak Tree|
Expanded existing bed. Part of the reason for expanding the bed was the line of daffodils straggling into the lawn. Of course, it’s great to have more space for flowers too!
In the spirit of Lasagna gardening, if not the letter, to kill the existing grass, I started by spraying with Roundup. After the grass looked dead, the Chief of Implementation and I covered the ground with cardboard and a heavy layer of mulch. After leaving the mulch and cardboard through Fall and Winter the expanded bed was ready for planting the following Spring.
Added plants from Evelyn and from Mary’s Greenhouse.
3/28/2011: Built raised beds and added plum trees.
4/2011: Added more plants from Evelyn and from Mary’s Greenhouse after Bloom & Garden Expo.
5/15/2011: Planted out winter sown seedlings.
Summer: Rearranged some daffodils and moved a few to the West Edge of the Driveway.
1/27/2012: Added 3 poppies from Catherine by Halloween sign & 3 by Kalmia bushes
3/24/2011: Overseeded with hardy annuals
- Consolida chinensis? ‘Gentian Blue’ and Crepis rubra
- Consolida ambigua ‘Giant Imperial Mix’,Papaver paeoniflorum ‘Summer Fruits’ and Bupleurum rotundifolium ‘Green Gold’
- Linum rubrum and Limnanthes douglasii
- Papaver commutatum (by Oxeye daisies & future Veronica)
Fence around pears & Mountain Laurels
Replace yew with something deer resistant, perhaps taller & with winter interest
Divide & rearrange daffodils and add to driveway and woods in back
Fill in bed with more perennials
Use lots of bright colors here (close to the street)
Future garden around mailbox and tree trunk
Last updated 22 March 2012