Can someone help me get started?
Hello. I have two 2'x6' sections that will back against a raised patio/deck that is a red color that I'm looking to add flowers, but I have NO experience with flowers (I've managed so far to almost kill my snapdragons, verbena and marigolds).
I'm hoping some of you can give me a few plant ideas that will cover the following criteria...
~Don't really want the standard daffodil, tulip or lilies. I like irises.
~Variety of plants that I can plant at one time for low maintenance and continual bloom throughout the year (I recall seeing a pic in a mag of different bulbs/plants planted at different depths that would bloom in succession but it was in a container).
~Not too much green, more blooms per plant.
~Any books with lots of pictures you would like to recommend (mention of seasons helps too)?
TIA for your tips & advice!