And because the bushes are being torn out tomorrow (yippee), I'll have the perfect space for a beautiful new front flower garden. I got my inspiration for the layout and style from BHG.com.
I thought, because I can hardly wait myself, that I'd share my final flower choices with you. All the photos are from Burpee's website.
|Noted as being good for novice gardeners. Sounds great!|
Clematis, Jackmanii (this will grow up the mailbox post)
|Sturdy climber and very hardy.|
Echinacea/Coneflowers, Hot Summer
|This is a Burpee exclusive. Love the vibrant colors. Will be great to cut and bring inside!|
Foxglove, Rose Shades
|"Blooms like crazy. Needs no care at all"|
Rudbeckia/Brown Eyed Susans, Goldsturm
|"Bright, bold and easy to grow"|
|I'll plant this towards the back of the bed|
Columbine, Lime Sorbet
|These bloom lime and then turn white. I've never seen anything like them before!|
|Apparently these can tolerate lots of heat. Perfect for the front of our house. They're also supposed to be almost like roses--minus the thorns!|
I still plan to purchase some annuals locally for planter boxes. I'll do sweet potato vine with purple wave petunias in those planters.
My sweet friend, Angie, volunteered to come over and help me plant. This is a fairly large undertaking, so you can bet I'll be taking her up on that!
Here's to finally having curb appeal at this house!