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ideas for this weird space

Posted by Adrift-in-beauty 9b (wacshbar05@live.com) on
Wed, Mar 26, 14 at 14:33

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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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...


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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 ...


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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.


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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


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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!


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Crepe Myrtles like sun- but ! Hydrangeas love shade


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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


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