Advice about small planter

naturedoc(z5 CO)June 12, 2007


I wasn't sure exactly where to post this question, but here goes...

I live in Denver, so a semi-arid climate. I have a small area, about 1' x 2', that gets no sun in the mornings, but gets direct sun in the mid-late afternoon. It also is very close to a brick wall, so it gets plenty of heat as well. This area is also under an awning, so the only water it gets is if I water it. I've tried to plant a few things in here...pansies just wilted, despite much watering, although hydrangeas seemed to thrive this spring. I would like to plant something attractive in this area that can withstand these variable daily conditions, and which doesn't attract bees (it's right by the front door). Any ideas?

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wolfe15136(z6 PA)

Hmmm....Sedums? Portulaca?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2007 at 2:36PM
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Suggestion, grow heuchera and hakone for the foliage. Mine get late afternoon sun for about two hours.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2007 at 9:46PM
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