Small Garden planning
I could use some suggestions. I have a 15 by 9 area that I can plant along my house. It has townhouse type restrictions on all other areas.
Next to the house nearest the sun in the southeast I want to put a dwarf maple in a 30 inch pot. I know I would have to trim the roots in future seasons since the pot cant get any bigger as it grows. I assume I will have to trim it if it gets more that 5 feet high including the pot. Is this reasonable? Is there any other spreading little tree or bush that would be limited to 3 ft 6 inches. The pot will be 18 inches.
Next to it I want to plant Pampas Grass for privacy. 6 ft for the tree and 3 for two grass plants. Pampas grass is not supposed to be for zone 6 but I have seen it around here in central NJ and I love the plumes. I know it can grow 10 foot high. Can/Does it survive central NJ winters?
15 ft along the foundation I will put in a 18" planting border with hostas and ferns since the maple will get most of the sun.
I want it to be secluded even though only one 15 ft side is the house and an adjoining 9 ft i is the deck.
Along the 15ft outside exposure I am thinking about those plant shelves in target that are 3 ft long and have three shelves stacked. I can put pennywort in the bottom to spill out but what would anyone recommened for the other tiers.
I do not want to attract big bees.
What are your favorite non-bee plants for a small space. I will put some containers around.
The center will be a small patio for two chairs and a chest that is table, foot rest and storage.
I had a pond so I want to put a 100 gal bin pond in the corner by the deck and house. I know water plants from my previous pond.
What else can I cram in here?