Garden Do Over
Last year I planted a little garden in memory of my 2 year old son, Evan. I planned it all out, and it looks pretty darn good, if I may say so myself. Problem is, I believed the area to be more shady and planted shade tolerant plants. Naturally, it is a full sun bed. It's in sun from 9am till 2pm or later. Some things would probably be ok, if we were getting sufficient rain. however, the direct early afternoon sunlight really has made things suffer. I already have a place to put my hydrangeas, hostas, and woodland natives. So, I am in the planning stages of giving Evan's Garden a do over.
I mostly planted things with neat flowers and interesting names. I'd like this garden to be enjoyed by my surviving kids. So...I would like some suggestions of neat plants (small shrubs, perennials, annuals) with fun flowers/foliage or an interesting common name. I think sunflowers would be great. Evan loved red everything and he seemed to be drawn to yellow flowers. Any suggestions? Thanks!