Vegangirl's Ugly Driveway Bed
Finally got this together!
The driveway runs north-south and then turns west. This is a view from the driveway side. I like and want to keep the split rails because my great-grandfather split them from American chestnut. The length of the long side of the L is 56 ft. Exposure is full sun.
This is a view of the other side of the bed. The edges of this side are curvy.
This is the section I want to re-do now. It is 26 ft long and 10 ft wide. The length and width can vary some if necessary. This is facing south.
Same section facing east. The original bed lies between the two tools that are stuck up in the ground. The other brown areas are piles of weeds I've recently dug out of the bed.
This is a bird's eye view taken from DD's window through the screen.
This is a list of plants I have to work with for a sunny area.
Achillea Moonshine', ÂKing Edward' (6")
Aster--Celeste (dark blue, 18")
Honeysong Pink (30")
Purple Dome (18")
Violet Carpet (16-18")
Snow Cushion (16-18")
Unnamed (violet, 36")
Armeria, ÂPink Pride'
Aquilegia, Pink Tower, Blue Tower, dwarf mixed
Azalea, ÂDarkie' (dark pink, decidious)
Campanula persicifolia, white
Colchicum, pale pink
Daffodils, many varieties, bloom times from late Mar to late May
Daylilies, many, every color
Dianthus, ÂTiny Rubies, ÂItsaul White', seed grown mix of pinks, red, etc
Geranium- ÂJohnson's Blue', ÂNimbus'
Gladious- coral, pink, red, white, peach (I leave them in the ground all the time)
Helianthemum-'Annabell' (Dbl peach)
Heuchera-'Palace Purple', ÂFirefly'
Incarvillea- pink (3)
Iris--bearded--pale yellow, maroon, lavender, white, peach, yellow/purple (very short), white/purple, medium yellow/brown
Iris, siberian-'Butter & Sugar', ÂSnow Queen', purple, blue
Lily, Asiatic--apricot, yellow, vivid orange, pink, very dark coral (this one is short-18")
Monarda- ÂBlue Stocking', ÂPrairie Night'
MumsÂ yellow, bronze (cushion); tall apricot that blooms mid Oct to frost
Painted Daisy ÂRobinson's Red', ÂJames Kellway' (pink)
Oriental poppy-'Royal Wedding' (white); orange
Peony- 3-white, pink, very pale pink
Penstemon-'Elfin Pink', Cambridge Dwarf (pink); Navigator mix (4)
Phlox subulata--pale blue, candy stripe, white
Phlox paniculata--'Blue Boy', ÂDavid', ÂStarfire', ÂMiss Kelly', ÂPrime Minister'
Platycodon- dwarf blue, tall white, tall blue
Potentilla fruticosa- ÂGoldfinger' (2)
Potentilla thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' (red, 24")
Salvia- ÂBlue Bedder' (2);
Sedum--'Autumn Joy', ÂAutumn Fire', ÂVera Jameson', ÂFrosty Morn'
Shasta Daisy, ÂAlaska' (28")
Spirea- ÂGold Flame' (2); ÂShibori' (2-3')
Syringa meyeri ÂPalibin' (3-4')
Surprise lilies, pink
Veronica- ÂSunny Border Blue', Blue Carpet
I'll be happy to supply any information that anybody needs. When I look at the pictures, I shudder! I am so looking forward to getting suggestions and ideas. Thanks so much!!!