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Garden design ideas

Posted by bluestarmom Zone 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 13, 08 at 12:18

I've decided to move some of my irises and create an iris garden/bed. I have some of my irises in my perennial beds and I'm afraid they may be getting too much water. I have several varieties that I need to move and I'm going to pick up an order next week. I have a section that I would like to work with that's about 24x10(I have room to expand). I have lilies, sedums, ajuga, salvias, coreopsis as well as a few small shrubs and a few large rocks that I can use in the garden. I was hoping that some of you could show me some pictures or share links of your beds to help give me some ideas or inspiration.
I currently have
Sea Swells
Keizers Heritage
Sheer Ecstasy
Champagne Waltz
City Lights
Live Music
Romantic Evening
Jesses Song
Cherubs Smile
unknown White (huge, gorgeous, ruffled that I rescued from a pile of discards out in the country.
And a dozen or more unknown historical varieties

Picking the following order up soon...
Arms Wide Open
Aura Light
Broken Pattern
Duncans Smiling Eyes
In the Clouds
Lady Friend
Son of Dreams
Queens Circle
Kind Hearted
Stairway to Heaven
Arrangers Choice

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RE: Garden design ideas

Most of the plants you list are drought tolerant except for the lilies. I don't know if beardeds and lilies would be compatible moisture-wise? Also lilies like soil on the acid side which beardeds don't.

Here's a surprise combo that I really liked this year. The iris was a cast-off and needs proper placement now I know its color and that it works beautifully with Evelyn rose and Coming Up Roses daylily. Lousey flash pic --- much better is person.


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