can I see your mailbox garden to get an idea for the next summer. Mine is bare right now, I really would like to make it look nice Thank you!
Oct 24, 2012, 08:23 PM
if you scroll down on this page, there is a mailbox that muddyshoes posted. i've seen some on other threads but can't remember which ones. hope gardeners here who have mailboxes will post their pictures for you. mine is ordinary.. no flowers on it.
I'm rural so not a lot I can do since our box is across the road from our property. I planted a cream colored lantana there this year. Everything else I had tried died due to no water available except rain...and it runs off pretty fast in that spot. I also have fire ants that like that area...they may have contributed to the others dying.
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
Oct 25, 2012, 09:03 AM
SSTR (Stop & Smell the Roses)
I've seen irises planted around rural mailboxes - also Autumn Joy sedums clustered around the post.
Oct 25, 2012, 08:22 PM
Please be very careful what you plant on/near a mailbox. Have a dear friend and also a b-i-l who are both mailmen and flowers attract bees and bugs, etc. Not pleasant getting stung delivering mail.
Oct 25, 2012, 10:38 PM
Thank you for the link! beautiful photos, very helpful, too. I love irises too, but they bloom in spring. I am looking to plant all summer bloomers. yesterday I made a flower bed around it, and this morning planted three mums. Hope they will survive our winter (S. WI), and will come up the next year. Looking at the picture, I will go with some vines also. And some spring flowers. Thank you everyone who posted.