|Taken from the porch, this is the left hand garden if facing the house.|
The two beds are mirror images of each other with small differences. The above map is of the left bed, if you are facing the house. On the right hand side I have morning glories instead of climbing nasturtiums, oregano instead of thyme, holly hocks where the sunflowers are and two elderberry bushes in place of the kousa dogwood.
|This is the right hand garden, if facing the house.|
The plan is zoned by height with the tallest plants closest to the house and I have perennials around the edges to help combat soil erosion. The path splits the garden into geometric shapes with the top two triangles containing mostly flowers and berries, the bottom triangles containing mostly herbs and the middle diamond containing vegetables with a few flowers and herbs thrown in.
If all the seeds I've sown grow, I think the garden is going to look great!
New additions in the edible flower department include Hidcote English Lavender which I planted in two ceramic planters which are located in the center of the diamonds.
I also bought Bee Balm.
From seed, I am growing heirloom Naughty Marietta Marigolds,
Night and Day climbing Nasturtiums, Jewel Mix nasturtiums,
dwarf batchelors buttons,
Blue Boy batchelors buttons, Sunseed sunflowers (great variety for seeds), Hungarian Blue Poppies (also for their seeds), Calendula-Neon, Lambada Bee Balm (pink flowers as opposed to the red flowers on the bee balm plant I bought) and King Henry Violas which I don't think are going to make it.
Non-edible flowers I have included, just because I like them, are Prairie Asters, Grandpa Otts Morning Glories and Fordhook Charter's Double Mix Hollyhocks.
|Jewel Mix Nasturtium|
If you are interested in the plants I \am including in this project, check out my My Edible Landscaping Project pinterest board. To follow the progress of the project, click on the Front Garden Redo tag in the right hand column to see past posts.
Have a great weekend - the forecast here is for eighty degree weather.