I ordered a large order of goodies from BlueStone and Garden Crossings. They arrived Thursday and I just can't seem to make up my mind how I want to place everything.
A good preface would be that I am completely new to the gardening world, and after buying my first house alittle over a year ago, I've decided to clean out the neglected flowerbeds and plant new stuff.
Here's what I have.
4 Hydrangea's; Abracadabra orb, Vienna, All Summer Beauty and Rio
6 Violas; 3 Rebecca and 3 Etain
13 Astilbe; (lots of shaded areas) Amethyst, 3 Pumila, Ostrich, 2 Lilliput, Deutschland, Peach Blossom, White Wings, Sprite, Taquetti and Rhineland
6 Veronica; 3 Royal Candles and 3 Red Fox
5 Hosta; 3 Loyalist, 1 Fireworks and 1 Patriot
3 Helleborus; Onyx , Berry Swirl and Peppermint Ice
1 Dicentra; Burning hearts
And after much debate, heres how I think I will place it all. I need to order afew more violas, veronicas and 2 more hydrangea (reg Abracadabra and Mars) to meet my plans.
Yellow = Astilbe
Blue = Veronica
Grey = Helleborus
Purple = Viola
Brown = Hosta
White = Dicentra
The hydrangeas are what I consider the focal point. 3 Shorter hydrangeas infront with, 3 larger ones along the back wall. Each bordered by astilbe's, large astilbe's around the larger hydrangeas and shorter astilbe's around the shorter hydrangeas. The two that are really close together will be a Abracadabra and Abracadabra Orb, I'd like for them to grow through one another if possible. 3-4 flagstone stepping stones will be placed in the open middle area.
I'm debating on removing the large hosta area and replacing it with a Coreopsis and Gaillardia combo.
What do you think?