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Starting A Flower Garden For The First Time

Posted by shannamu Tennessee (My Page) on
Mon, May 14, 07 at 13:33

I am starting a new flower garden and live in Morristown area I am starting a rose bed as one and full perrinals in the other I need to know what type of climbing rose grows rfast and blooms well in this area and what type of perrinals to use to get blooms most of the year please if you know tell me if not can you suggest a good web site for this advice.
THANKS
Shanna


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RE: Starting A Flower Garden For The First Time

Shanna,
If you are ever in Knoxville, I would highly recommend a trip to the UT Gardens (admission FREE). It highlights many of the perennials well suited for our area.

I cannot recommend roses (one of the few flowers that just doesn't do well for me), but here's a listing of just a few of the perennials found in my garden that really do well and are easy to grow:

Daylilies - - don't settle for just Stella D'Oros, there are many lovely ones to chose from and many are re-bloomers

Coneflowers

Shasta Daisies

Perennial salvias

Coreopsis

Liatris

Joe Pye Weed

Sedums - - many great fall bloomers

Dahlias

A mixture of different perennials will give you a long bloom season as well as different textures and colors.

Here is a link that might be useful: UT Gardens


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