Memorial bench...plants for behind it

cadillactasteApril 28, 2014

I have placed a memorial bench at the back corner of our property for our beloved fur pets. I have read that one should not have the back part of the bench where one can walk up upon...it needs planted.

That said it's a semi shady spot. I have planted a Hibiscus Blue Satin to the far back right of the bench. Pondering tall grasses...for behind it. But am open to suggestions.

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beesneeds(zone 6)

Perhaps some small flowering bushes? Or something that has winter appeal?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 1:02PM
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cadillactaste

Thanks BeesNeeds... I had originally thought ornamental tall grass. But with the tree...I don't feel it would get enough sun. I will look Into some winter drama shrubs to go behind it.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 7:07AM
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beesneeds(zone 6)

If you are worried about sun, you might want to try shade tolerant succulents. Some of those are pretty hardy, can tolerate shade, and might look nice among the rocks.

There are a whole handful of winter drama plants that are lovely year round. Hollies can be lovely too.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2014 at 11:25AM
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