What do you suggest for my first perennial experience?
I am a NeWbIe at this and I spend HOURS of my day (which should really be used for housekeeping)searching the net for plants. I would like to put some perennials in my front yard that will grow in VERY alkaline clay soil. Seriously people, it's short of being mud. I'm in a brand new housing development (the kind that throws up houses in a month or two) and they basically scraped all the good dirt off when the graded the land.
I have some run of the mill daylilies (that I swear would grow in a bowl of water!) that are doing excellent! I also have the standard hedges they put in... I would rather not keep them.
I would ultimately like to have a front yard that is filled with;
Small leafy bushes/ornamental grasses
Butterfly/bee/bird attracting plants.
*deep breath in and sigh*
Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!!
P.S I am sorry if I am being a pain the the pitoooey.