white wedding beds
Advice wanted to create wedding gardens:
My three children say they would like to get married on our country property (just like both of my sisters did) in the next 10years. We have put in a small pond and built a gazebo with a path leading from our front door to the gazebo. We have leveled the grass on each side of the path to accommodate seated guests. The next steps are to change our surrounding beds to grow mostly interesting foliage and inconsequential flowers or white flowers only. That way for each wedding we could get the specific colours they each choose through annuals.
My question to you is what plants would you suggest that produce white flowers and/or fragrance and/or interesting foliage in June/July in zone 5 in full sun or partial shade in clay. My husband will only allow me to water in the first 2 years while the plants settle in, so it would be ideal if your suggestions are somewhat drought tolerant.
I was planning to buy several Aphrodite Hostas but the nearby nurseries donÃ¯Â¿Â½t have them. The one time I ordered from a catalogue was a disaster Ã¯Â¿Â½ over half of the plants did not survive, so IÃ¯Â¿Â½m reluctant to ever do that again. (I live in the GTA area of Toronto, Ontario).
Here is what we have recently planted:
1. In the area with full sun I have amsonia, phlox subulata Ã¯Â¿Â½albaÃ¯Â¿Â½, echinops, heuchera Ã¯Â¿Â½albaÃ¯Â¿Â½, iris, aster with pysocarpus Ã¯Â¿Â½mindiaÃ¯Â¿Â½ and cotinus Ã¯Â¿Â½royal purpleÃ¯Â¿Â½.
2. In the partially shaded area around the pond I have a large birch tree with ferns, solomanÃ¯Â¿Â½s seal, ice dance carex, dogwood, oakleaf hydrangea and lamium Ã¯Â¿Â½white nancyÃ¯Â¿Â½
Thank you for any advice you share.