New plants for late 2008 – early 2009:
- “Outhouse hollyhocks” from Seed Savers for the alley bed
See below for last year’s plants.
These are all things I’m contemplating planting in late 2007 – early 2008:
- Phlox paniculata – in the sunnier spots
- Woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)
- A Rudbeckia of some sort – one that tolerates clay and shade
- Echinacea pallida, to mix in with existing Echinacea purpurea
- Virginia bluebells in the rain garden
- Allium cernuum – also for the rain garden
- An appropriate native sedge (Carex stipata? Carex vulpinoidea?) in the rain garden
- Dill seed – the plants aren’t thriving, but maybe growing from seed (in alley?) will work
- Marigold seed – instead of buying flats of F1 hybrids, buy some self-seeding heirlooms – maybe Calendula instead?
- Snapdragon seed – any color but yellow, which I have plenty of already – red/purple would be nice
- more Allegheny spurge?
- more Culver’s root?
- white clover in the front yard – there are several empty patches, and a tough, drought-tolerant, and wildlife-friendly ground cover sounds about perfect – hat tip to Iris for her comment on David’s blog