Monday, April 25, 2011

What to plant, what to plant....

There are some dog SAFE plants, but keep in mind that even a SAFE plant can become toxic if it is covered in fertilizers and such...

So, for the sunny part of your garden consider...:


· Zinnia (Zinnia sp.)

· Snapdragons (Antirrhinum sp.)

· Cosmos (Cosmos sp.)

· Calendula (Callendula sp.)

· Petunia (Petunia sp.)


· Bee Balm (Monarda sp.)

· Phlox (Phlox sp.)

· Roses (Rose sp.)

· Catmint/catnip (Nepeta sp.)

· Coneflowers (Echinacea purpura)

For the partly shady garden where less than 4 hours of direct sunlight a day consider:


· Primrose(Primula sp.)

· Butterfly flower(Schianthus sp.)

· Spider flower (Cleome sp.)

· Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp.)


· Columbine(Aquilegia sp.)

· Coral Bells (Heuchera sp.)

· Turf Lilly (Liriope sp.)

· Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

Now, for a fully shaded garden with little to no direct sunlight, try:


· Begonia (Begonia sp.)

· Impatiens (Impatiens sp.) {I love rolling in these, they make you all kinds of pink!}

· New Guinea Impatiens

· Violet (Viola sp.)

· Coleus (Coleus sp.)


· Bugbane (Cimifuga racemosa)

· Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

· Astilbe (Astilbe sp.) · Queen of the Meadow (Filipendula ulmaria)

So.... when are we going to the nursery? I love those trips!!!


1 comment:

Laura Gibbs Studio Blog said...

How about Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme, yarrow, parsley, dill and basil?

And the bonus is that the voles seem to leave them alone (knock on wood).