Garden design ideas

bluestarmom(Zone 7)June 13, 2008

I've decided to move some of my irises and create an iris garden/bed. I have some of my irises in my perennial beds and I'm afraid they may be getting too much water. I have several varieties that I need to move and I'm going to pick up an order next week. I have a section that I would like to work with that's about 24x10(I have room to expand). I have lilies, sedums, ajuga, salvias, coreopsis as well as a few small shrubs and a few large rocks that I can use in the garden. I was hoping that some of you could show me some pictures or share links of your beds to help give me some ideas or inspiration.

I currently have

Sea Swells

KeizerÂs Heritage

Sheer Ecstasy

Champagne Waltz

City Lights

Live Music

Romantic Evening

JesseÂs Song

Cherubs Smile

unknown White (huge, gorgeous, ruffled that I rescued from a pile of discards out in the country.

And a dozen or more unknown historical varieties

Picking the following order up soon...

Arms Wide Open

Aura Light


Broken Pattern

DuncanÂs Smiling Eyes

In the Clouds

Lady Friend

Son of Dreams

Queens Circle

Kind Hearted

Stairway to Heaven

Arrangers Choice


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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Most of the plants you list are drought tolerant except for the lilies. I don't know if beardeds and lilies would be compatible moisture-wise? Also lilies like soil on the acid side which beardeds don't.

Here's a surprise combo that I really liked this year. The iris was a cast-off and needs proper placement now I know its color and that it works beautifully with Evelyn rose and Coming Up Roses daylily. Lousey flash pic --- much better is person.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2008 at 2:57AM
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