Red Bed Wannabe!
Hi there, I have been admiring Gottagardens red bed for a while now. And it looks like I might get a chance to attempt my own version!!
My DH has decided he wants to build a picket fence along our drive way. One side will face the drive, the other side will have the veggie garden. He already has the wood, and the plans, and wants to paint it white. I have talked him into putting an arbor on one side, as a sort of gate to the yard. I also talked him into moving the fence back from the drive about 5'. The drive is gravel, this side of the fence will face south, and will be hot and dry most of the time. I figure this will give me 3' of garden space, with 1' of grass border before the gravel.
The whole thing will be about 64' long. The plan is, he will get the fence done and installed yet this fall. After which I will start preparing the flower bed for planting in the spring.
I have read through Gottagardens list of red plants. But I am wondering if there are any pit falls I should watch out for? Also I am in zone 3b just on the edge of zone 4. So I also have to watch for plants that are hardy to my area.
I am excited!! I already know that I want to anchor one end of the bed with a Euonymus alatus. Right at the turn into the yard.
Here is a link that might be useful: GottaGarden's Red Bed