here's what I did with them. I may not leave them but for now they are defining this bed.
What else would you plant in this HOT bed. It faces southwest so will get heat all day. No shade from anything. There is space for my mower to get through along the back. I've still got to get edging for back there.
I just keep on keeping on!!
that looks good. could you take it all the way to the fence and make it a raised bed? just a suggestion. sorry i don't have any ideas about what to plant. i usually garden by seeing something i love and coming home to figure out where to put it. backwards, i know.
could you put a shot showing perspective of what's around it?
Possibly something drought tolerant if it's a "bake" area.
Personally I would eliminate all the grass and take the flower bed all the way to the fence.
Is that a crape myrtle in there right now? You could plant day lilies along the back, either in a straight line, or in an arch shape. I think I would choose all in the same color. Then you could fill in with other flowers in front of them, with a low growing flower in the very front. The area doesn't look real big so I think I would hold down the number of colors, and use the same color for the lilies, same color for the flowers in front of the lilies, and same color for the flowers in front. You could also use something like monkey grass instead of the lower growing flowers in the very front. Just some thoughts.
Roses do great in all day hot sun.
Roses, butterfly bushes, coneflowers.
There is a butterfly bush and a crape myrtle in there I couldn't wait to plant something!!! They can be moved if need be.
I will not be using roses. I had a rose garden with 30 roses for 25yr. so it's time for other plants! It's fun being at a different elevation where there is a longer growing season. I'll have fun if I ever get organized!!
Thanks for all your input.
I agree with SSTR - take the rock edging all the way to the fence. Put a trellis or two on the fence and plant some vines, mandavilla, morning glories, moon flowers, honeysuckle, lots of sun lovers to choose from here.
Looks good so far.
The reason I didn't take it to the fence is the guy couldn't get his tiller all the way back there you can see the fence is on an angle not straight. He was afraid of hitting the fence with his bucket on the front! Pretty big unit. It's very hard with a lot of rock too. He kept hitting rock!
Might have DS try to help me dig it up when he comes. Then I'd need some kind of edging by the fence to keep the grass from growing underneath it. Other side is weedy yard!!
What kind of edging would you put there?
I feel like a beginner!! Been so long since I've made a bed from scratch!! I won't give up tho!
I do have 3 more rocks but they are to big for me to handle by myself. So will wait for DS again!!
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