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need help with flowerbed (full shade/full sun)

Posted by granolamom NY (My Page) on
Mon, May 30, 11 at 15:28

the bed in front of our house is curved so that parts of it are in full sun alternating with parts that are in full shade.
every year, dh plants impatiens and (no surprise!) the ones in full sun die pretty fast.
he's got a thing for inpatiens ::::sigh::::
does anyone know of anything similar that can tolerate both shade and sun?

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RE: need help with flowerbed (full shade/full sun)

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 1, 11 at 12:46

Vinca rosea can look pretty similar from a distance if you mix this in with the same color of Impatiens.

RE: need help with flowerbed (full shade/full sun)

If he enjoys planting annuals, why not get him a book on annuals that will discuss things like the conditions that the plants most enjoy, and show him luscious pictures of others he can fall in love with? Or take him shopping for annuals somewhere where they carry something other than impatiens? Get him the Thompson and Morgan catalogue (or American equivalent)?


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