Jacksonville Flower Bed Help
In the last 6 months my wife and I purchased our first house. Now, we are in the process of fixing it to our tastes. In the front of the house were 6 feet tall bushes that were around 6 feet deep. They were huge and nearly covered the master bedrooms windows. Since, we have cut them down bit by bit to get them under control but have decided to remove them.
What I need help with is selecting flowers that will look good in front of our home. The flower bed is 21 feet long and 4 feet 10 inches deep. I have mixed the top 10 inches of soil with some Scotts garden soil to enrich it and have removed some sand. The soil was extremely sandy.
Attached is a picture of my home so you can get an idea of what may look good with it. My wife and I want to do something like a formal 3 row style flower garden. We don't want it to be too busy. We also want to use perennials so that we don't have to replant every year. Lastly, we want to select plants that flower throughout the year so that we have something blooming all or most of the year. The one flower we have selected to use is the calla lily. It flowers mid summer through fall. We want to get a blue/violet color for our lilies. I am aware that they will need a healthy covering of mulch to keep them warm enough in winter to survive.
What else will look good with my home and the calla lilies?