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by tamara on July 15, 2006 03:08 PM
O.k. First of all I'm dealing with a foundation bed in the back of my house. It's a new bed that's 12 feet long and 2 and 1/2 feet wide. It's facing south.

So far i've bought:
2 coral bells~palace purple
2 salvia~rose queen
3 jacob's ladder (blue)
1 goats beard~sylvester
1 baby's breath~pink
1 dwarf bleeding heart(might have to put in shade)
1 Clavey's dwarf honeysuckle~which I know nothing about

Maybe they are not the best to go together but on clearance so cheap I had to take them. Any suggestions on how to plant or what to add to the collection. I am so used to shade gardening that I'm lost in the sun.

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by tamara on July 15, 2006 03:16 PM
Sorry forgot to add that I've plenty of pink coneflowers to add to this as well.

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by angelblossom on July 16, 2006 04:26 AM
Tamara how about some lavender?

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by Mrs.Bradley on July 16, 2006 06:52 AM
anyone who has heard from me knows that I LOVE roses.and they LOVE sunshine. you can sometimes find disease resistant ones.

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by tamara on July 16, 2006 07:28 AM
Thanks, I have some lavender. I'll take a cutting. I can't find a single rose bush anywhere, they are all sold out. I did find a pink potentilla today though.

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by tkhooper on July 21, 2006 05:29 AM
I think your coral bells are shade loving plants and the babies breath needs a more alkaline soil than most other plants so you make want to bury a pot with the babies breath planted in it. So it looks like part of the garden but isn't really. For me the things I like for the sun are:

Gladiolus
Tulips
Crosus
Hycinthia
Daffodils
Irises

I know bulbs all.

But the other thing is the roses and they have already been mentioned.

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