Newbie wants 3 season garden
Hi everyone, this is my first post! We just bought a house (SW suburbs) and I will finally have the space to make a nice garden.
I want to know what I can do now to gear up for a 3 season blooming garden. The old owners did not care much for their garden and basically just have some small shrubs and lots of weeds. I would like perennials/bulbs and some annuals for what looks like a full/partial sun area in front, about 20'x10'. I want lots of color and variety, does anyone have suggestions for what works well? I thought about getting a planned garden from a bulb catalog but I'm a little wary.
Right now we live in a condo with a small patch of space for gardening, and I have daylilies, geraniums, Mexican shell flowers, dianthus, dahlias and assorted wildflowers. Sounds like a mess, but I'm still learning. TIA!