Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bushes Out, Flowers In

Ok, so the flowers aren't literally "in" yet, but I placed my order for just what I wanted from I signed up for their newsletter, so I got free shipping on the order. Based on our zone and last frost date, the plants will start shipping April 15th. Mom is headed up here for the weekend with some day lily bulbs that we'll put in the ground right away where the bushes lived along the back of the house.

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

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.  

Oriental Poppy, Allegro
Poppy, Allegro
Probably one of my favorite flowers!

Tradescantia, Blue & Gold
Noted as being good for novice gardeners. Sounds great!

Clematis, Jackmanii (this will grow up the mailbox post)
Clematis, Jackmanii (purple)
Sturdy climber and very hardy.

Echinacea/Coneflowers, Hot Summer
Echinacea, Hot Summer PP20687
This is a Burpee exclusive. Love the vibrant colors. Will be great to cut and bring inside!

Foxglove, Rose Shades
Foxglove, Rose Shades
"Blooms like crazy. Needs no care at all"

Rudbeckia/Brown Eyed Susans, Goldsturm
Rudbeckia, Goldsturm
"Bright, bold and easy to grow"

Solidago, Fireworks
I'll plant this towards the back of the bed

Columbine, Lime Sorbet
Columbine, Lime Sorbet
These bloom lime and then turn white. I've never seen anything like them before!

Lisianthus, Florida Blue Landscape
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!


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