Future plantings?

New plants for late 2008 – early 2009:

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

5 responses to this post.

  1. You were asking about my white hydrangea…I think it is a hydrangea paniculata “limelight.” Check out “Ledge and Gardens,” (there’s a link on my blogroll.)


  2. Posted by lakechicagoshores on August 20, 2007 at 8:41 am

    I looked up Hydrangea paniculata, and I think I now have a new favorite hydrangea! Not that I’ll be planting it, since all the shrub niches in the yard are filled, but maybe when the darn Siberian elm finally croaks…..


  3. Hello again,
    Wherever I land on your blog, zigzagging my way through last year, it is fascinating. Thank you for a lovely excursion.


  4. Posted by lakechicagoshores on June 18, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Thank you, joco! I look forward to visiting your blog as well.


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