Favorite Mailbox Grouping

CaroleOHJanuary 30, 2003

I have a wooden mailbox that sits beside my driveway approach. About 4 feet from and 3 feet behind the mailbox is a locust tree that provides morning shade, but not afternoon. Under that tree I have a circle of ajuga and ground cover phlox. What I'd like to do is create a bed that connects the circle and eliminates this awkward mowing area between the tree and the driveway.

I was thinking about a clematis and some daylilies, but wanted to plan something with extended bloom.

Any ideas?


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perennial_woman(z8 AZ)

What about adding Autumn Joy Sedum to your daylily and clematis grouping? They have a very long bloom time, starting with pink and deepening to burgundy and rust in late fall. I'm also in zone 5 (No. Indiana) and they do quite well in my mailbox grouping.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2003 at 1:50PM
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Michiganmissy2001(zone 6 SE Mich)

For long bloom time add some coreopsis. They go from late spring to frost and go well with nearly everything in my opinion.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2003 at 9:23PM
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