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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...:


Annuals

· Zinnia (Zinnia sp.)

· Snapdragons (Antirrhinum sp.)

· Cosmos (Cosmos sp.)

· Calendula (Callendula sp.)

· Petunia (Petunia sp.)

Perennial

· 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:


Annuals

· Primrose(Primula sp.)

· Butterfly flower(Schianthus sp.)

· Spider flower (Cleome sp.)

· Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp.)

Perennials

· 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:

Annuals

· 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.)


Perennials

· 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!!!

'vie

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).

Laura