ideas for this weird space

Adrift-in-beauty(9b)March 26, 2014

I could use some ideas of what to fill this space its mostly light shade all day with a good amount of indirect sunlight right now its home to mulch and rocks

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darcydeuce

Maybe use some stone or something to make a border and shape a little planting area. Use the fountain as a focal point and add some shade loving flowers, plants etc...

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 3:36PM
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Adrift-in-beauty(9b)

Thanks week im growing lemon balm do u think it would like it over there and. In the corner you can see the raised mound I have should I do that over there too ...

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 4:10PM
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darcydeuce

I don't know anything about lemon balm, sorry. But maybe something like a Japanese maple or dogwood. Also depends how large a tree you want in that space. If I had better skills I could draw on your picture what I'm trying to explain...but, I would clear out that whole corner so you have a clean slate to start with. To simplify matters, you could just use that corner to make a semi-circle shape to make a little (or big!) garden. You can get relatively inexpensive bricks or other stone at a place like lowes or Home Depot, but you could also use large rocks and such you have laying around for a more "natural" look.

Do a google search for shade tolerant bulbs that you can plant in the fall and enjoy every year instead of planting annuals if that's not your thing.

I like to use a tree or fountain as the star of the space and then layer plantings with different colors and textures to fill in the space.

Hope this helped.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 5:41PM
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Adrift-in-beauty(9b)

I just realized you can't see the baby crepemyrtle I have planted behind the fountain lol so make a nice lil flower bed beside the crepemyrtle that's kinda a cool idea I gave a whole big pile of rocks hiding under that mulch I can use ..
. I'll post pics when its done

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 6:38PM
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darcydeuce

Oh how pretty! That will look really nice in the space. And I love the fountain btw. Have fun, can't wait it see the 'after' pic!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 6:58PM
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Cenepk10(7B)

Crepe Myrtles like sun- but ! Hydrangeas love shade

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 12:12AM
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Adrift-in-beauty(9b)

I could do hydrangeas there you are soon right .. hydrangeas and lemon balm would look pretty under the crepe as it grows ... I planted some freesia around the fountain hope it brings ever thing together . As the crepe grows and the white bougainvillea grows on the fence it will be a mostly shade area I hope they all like it I will post pics soon

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 9:59AM
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