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Help me fill these beds!

Posted by jxbrown z11/24 SD CA (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 19, 05 at 14:34

We have just moved up to Orange county. The new house has an atrium (i.e. very sheltered) with planting beds on three sides. I put some star jasmine in yesterday because I love the scent and was charmed by the way the atrium concentrates the scent and reflects it through the house. I would like to fill the atrium with scented flowers. Right now the beds have uninspired, termite gas damaged plantings. What would you plant?

3'Dx5'W shade all day
2'Dx10'W shade all day - needs low growing
2'Dx16'W sun most of day - would be good spot for trellis
4'Dx6'W morning sun
4'Dx3'W morning sun has attractive double flowered red camellia

Plenty of room for large pots. I currently just have kitchen herbs, but of course when the sun hits the thyme, that certainly counts as fragrant too!

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RE: Help me fill these beds!

Cleveland Sage has fragrant leaves and flowers. The flowers are blue and it blooms from May until ?? August???.

RE: Help me fill these beds!

Little Honey Hydrangea (grows 3' by 3') - may be hard to find
Irene Watts - Light pink blooms, small, China Rose
Rose de Rescht - Purple-red blooms, small, Damansk Perpetual /Portland Rose
August Beauty Gardenia (or Everblooming Gardenia, Mystery Gardenia)
Eleanor McCown Camellia (6-8' tall)
Lavender - take a pick, almost any variety sold locally should work for you
Madagascar Jasmine (slow growing, fragrant, tropical vine, can reach 15' if not pruned)
Dwarf Cherry Laurel

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