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Planting Calender/ Landscaping Recommendations - Bangor

Posted by babyg (Mom 5a, Me S24/U10 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 13, 12 at 20:35

My mom has a house in Bangor, and it looks terrible. It's really in need of some landscaping. The lilac bush and bleeding heart that she loved so much died. I'd like to send her some bulbs and, when I visit, plant some perennials and shrubs for her that will increase her curb-appeal.

The problem is, I live in California, and any plant knowledge I have is not applicable for growing in Maine.
I need some expertese from gardeners who actually live in Maine! Would you kindly make some recommendations? She needs something to border the walkways and porch, something for under the windows, and something for between the windows...

What are the best types of perennials or bulbs to plant right now? I understand it's warmer much earlier this year. And when is the best time of year to plant crocuses?

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RE: Planting Calender/ Landscaping Recommendations - Bangor

Hi babyg,

So nice that you want to help out your Mom. Crocus is usually planted in the fall. I live in Calais about 2 hrs east of Bangor. I grow lots of differnt perennials. Day lilies, iris, dianthus, salvia, sedum, perennial geranium, perennial bachelor button, ajuga, astilbe,there is just so much that will grow in zone 5 but you have to search it out. What to plant depends alot on what her sun/shade conditions are and the type of soil she is working with. You can email me if you want. I love to garden and love to share ideas.

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