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Memorial bench...plants for behind it

Posted by cadillactaste zone 5 Ohio (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 28, 14 at 16:36

I have placed a memorial bench at the back corner of our property for our beloved fur pets. I have read that one should not have the back part of the bench where one can walk up upon...it needs planted.

That said it's a semi shady spot. I have planted a Hibiscus Blue Satin to the far back right of the bench. Pondering tall grasses...for behind it. But am open to suggestions.


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RE: Memorial bench...plants for behind it

Perhaps some small flowering bushes? Or something that has winter appeal?


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RE: Memorial bench...plants for behind it

Thanks BeesNeeds... I had originally thought ornamental tall grass. But with the tree...I don't feel it would get enough sun. I will look Into some winter drama shrubs to go behind it.


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RE: Memorial bench...plants for behind it

If you are worried about sun, you might want to try shade tolerant succulents. Some of those are pretty hardy, can tolerate shade, and might look nice among the rocks.

There are a whole handful of winter drama plants that are lovely year round. Hollies can be lovely too.


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