A Popular Easy to Maintain Full Sun Flower Basket
featuring Bell Flowers, Petunias, and Verbena
Or the reverse.
Our home faces directly East-West and over twenty years ago when we purchased our home, I wasn't experienced enough with flower planting to understand how the sun floated around our home to keep the poor things alive for an extended period of time.
I'm not a gardening or flower expert by any stretch of the imagination, however I have, via trial and error, found some easy to choose flowers that will survive the daily trip around the sun.
|Climbing Rose Bush in Front Island|
Our Front Yard is Fully Treed - Easy Care, However Not Flower Friendly
Ha! That solves it. Little room for flower errors.
After filling our yard with greenery, it became difficult to get annual flowers to grow. So other than a few select potted plants, there are few flowers to care for in the front.
As you can see in the featured photo, we have a small front island, however, after trying and retrying a variety of flowers in it, nothing seemed to grow. So we placed easy to grow juniper as ground filler to contrast with the stepping stones, and stuck with one climbing rose bush.
However, it's not just a rose bush, it has a spiritual connection.
A friend of our family was sadly diagnosed with cancer, and before he passed away we were able to purchase this rose bush from his store, and it's thrived for about twenty years now.
More freakishly, these are the ONLY perennial flowers to have survived our front yard for over twenty years. Divine intervention? We think of him every time we look at the rose bush, so we like to think so.
|Begonias on the Table - They Like the Shade|
I've essentially stayed with three or four types of flowers.
The flowers closest to the house that only feel sun til 11:00am, are 'Sun Impatiens' also known as New Guinea Impatiens.
Unlike regular shade impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens can tolerate about a half a day of sun. Morning sun is best.
To add color to the patio table, we used Begonias. They like the shade, and since the umbrella is up most of the time, they work in that spot.
For the flower planter which gets sun all day, we selected a mixed arrangement featuring three of my favorite flowers, Verbena, Bellflowers (Campanula family), and Petunias. However, skip the Petunias for a mostly maintenance free bouquet.
Popular New Guinea Impatiens - Easy to Care For
they can handle about 3 or 4 hours of a sun a day,
morning sun is best
The Complete Story of How We Landscaped this Challenging Yard, More Here:
- Landscaping for Areas Where the Grass Won't Grow
- How to Bring English Ivy Back to Life
- How to Keep the Trees on Your Property Healthy the Easy Way
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