Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:41 AM
I want to plant flowers today and need advice, as I have never landscaped. Can you all give me suggestions on what is best for me to plant in my outside walkway?
I am not sure what information will help, but I want annuals, they will get a lot of sun, I'd like them low to the ground and not so delicate, as we get major rain storms here. I also need to pick a pretty color scheme. My front door is coral. It would be fun to do something really contrasting. My front patio furniture is pale lime green. Oh decisions. Also, any planting pointers you have I'd appreciate.
I feel a little insensitive posting this message today, when it seems that so many of us are going through a particularly difficult time...but maybe it will "brighten" your day in some way by thinking of flowers! Plus....every time I look at them I will think of my dear sclero friends.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 04:37 AM
"Lobiela!!!" "Compact" There is compact and trailing. For a border you'd want the compact. I use the "dark blue" but I'm not sure that would go with your other colors. I will take a picture of my place and email it to you. Other options are petunias. I use those often, they burst with color (of many many different colors) and last clear to it almost snows!
As far as planting tips, all I can say is MIRACLE GROW.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:27 AM
You are so right... flowers can brighten any mood and both Eddy and I LOVE flowers.
As for what kind... you got some GREAT suggestions, both from Carrie and Pam.
Whatever you decide... I have no doubt they are going to be pretty!
Usually, the height and blooming time, along withwhen they are in bloom...is often listed
on the marker, showing the type of flower.
Marigolds are an annual, but reseed themselves (the head always has loads of seeds, once
it's season is over... in autumn).
I like allysum, which comes in purple, white or pink... it comes back each year. It makes a
nice groundcover. Phlox is nice also...same applies withit.
There are so many to choose from...it's just personal preference. Just have fun withit, Tange.
Thank you for starting this thread! It's a good one!
Posted 14 June 2008 - 05:35 PM
Knee High Sweet Peas - reseed themselves - smell heavenly - come in many colors - are perfect for cutting and bringing indoors to pretty up and make the house smell good.
Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:56 AM
You sure are coming up with great flower ideas... I LOVE sweet peas... they are so pretty too!
....I just hope I can find a place for all of these beautiful flowers!
Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:03 AM
Warm and Happy to you! Vee