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 Fall 2006

(after planting the new Tulips)

Spring 2006

Orange Bed

A long bed was started in 2005 on the north west corner of the lot next to the street were two of the Austrian Pine trees stood.  After digging down and cutting the trunk down below grade, the flower bed was cut into the sod in an elongated oval.

Orange was chosen because it can be an eye catching color on this heavily trafficked street and because of the variety of  blossoms and foliage.  Additional Sage color foliage plants were added to give a contract to the orange blossoms.

Spring 2006
  NEW  Hybrid Tulip  
Orange Lion Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Honey orange petals accented by deeper orange edges. Height: 22" Bulb size: 12+ cm. in circumference.
Huge, brilliant, midseason flowers!  Among the largest of all tulips, Darwin Hybrids are unsurpassed for midseason color, blooming from late April into early May. They boast very long-lasting blooms and exceptionally strong stems, so they withstand wind and problematic spring weather very well.  Plant the bulbs as deep as 10" in well-drained soil (deep planting encourages these bulbs to come back each year), and fertilize annually for best results. Heights range from 18-24". Hardy in zones 3-8.
from Van Dyck's
Planted Fall 2005
Butterfly Plant   
gets BIG, cut in fall, blooms on new wood
Died, try again
Glazed Orange Iris
Circus Peanut Orange
(From Jane & Milt  Planted 2004)
Persimmon apricot-orange self; tangerine-orange beard
Hybridized by Schreiner and introduces in 1969
Early Bloom, about 35" high
Moved to bed fall 2005 from fence bed.
Orange Day Lilies Moved to bed fall 2005 from fence bed.
Tiger Lily  Trumpet Lily Orange orderd from  - Van Dyck's fall 2005
Orange Cannas

Photo from fall 2005

Chrysanthemum (Conaco Orange)
Leaves are dark green, lobed, and oval on tough woody stems. Cushion shaped with many rows of ray flowers. Many forms are available, including daisy, spoon, spider and "football".

from Nursery
planted late summer 2005

A native of Mexico, marigolds have been grown in gardens throughout the world for hundreds of years. Today, they are one of the most popular bedding plants in the United States. Marigolds are easy to grow, bloom reliably all summer, and have few insect and disease problems.

Heliopsis.jpg (79180 bytes) Heliopsis, Summer Sun   "Golden Sundrops"    
Perennial.  Continual bloom with dozens of 2-3 inch blooms.  Any kind of soil
. Prefer full sun, but also grow in partial shade. Sub-zero everywhere. Plant 12 inches apart. We recommend planting a mass display of at least 6 plants to add a permanent "burst of sunlight" to your garden. 
Died, try again
Black-Eyed Susan
'Goldsturm' Rudbeckia fulgida
Started spring 2006
Lamb's Ears
Stachys byzantina
Large whitish wooly leaves are attractive all season.
The plants can be grown in full sun but will tolerate semi-shade. Lamb's ears needs well drained soils for best performance. The plants should be divided every few years to reduce crowding.
Started from from Julie spring 2006
Silver_Mound.jpg (47525 bytes) Silver Mound
Artemisia schmidtiana


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