Need Ideas Please for a Delware Memorial Garden
My uncle Mel passed away from bone cancer on June 10 and my aunt told me today that she would like to plant a special memorial garden in the corner where his golf statue is. It is a sunny area in Georgetown, Delaware.
I'm in South Carolina and will be sending some plants up there for this project which is close to my heart. I am zone 7b and they are zone 7 and you would think that would be very similar, but often my aunt loses plants that I find completely hardy here in South Carolina.
So I am asking for help here, I hope no one minds. I have some Casablanca lilies and blue plumbago in mind to send, but can you give me some ideas please as to what you might plant in an area to honor one of the most important people in your life? I seem to be coming up short of ideas and I really want to contribute in a nice way because this man did so much for everyone, especially my family.
The area, of course will be well cared for by my aunt, but I don't want to make things too difficult for her, so I don't want to include plants that may be borderline invasive or anything. She has some angel trumpets (brugmansia) that she grows in pots and takes in for the winter. Could she be growing these in the ground there?
Thanks in advance for any help on this special project. We want to choose plants that work together well for a long display, and that's my shortcoming. If we could put things together so that it would have three seasons of interest that would be fantastic.. but I'm stuck at the lilies and plumbago.. which I'm not even sure if it is hardy there.
Any ideas are welcome. :)