Bulb Pathway Naturalization
Just had a stepping stone path finished to my new backyard hardscape. I have one side of the pathyway, along our garages with a couple shrubs and perennials (azalea, chocolate snakeroot and astilbe). The garage provides afternoon shade for this spot. I planted roughly 50 iris bulbs closest to the stones, which were planted in new soil that our landscapers graded for replanting our torn up turf. I didnt want to create a formal "bed" for this border, as I have done alot of landscaping and wanted a simpler fix. Two questions, will these iris look good in this capacity with the turf? Also, should I plant some more bulbs outside of the irises, and if so? should they be taller, shorter, or the same height? Hard to tell with any open natural look, what would work best. Maybe I should just go with the mass of irises, but think maybe something that blooms after them might be beneficial for moving into summer. BTW, they are dutch iris, blue magic. Thanks.