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by KKMedic on June 28, 2006 03:09 AM
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We are building a flower bed to help with the eyesore at the front of our property. It is a large triangle with guide wires and utility posts at the front of the property where it is viewed by everyone entering the subdivision. We are planning to do red, white, and blue theme flowers in the front with a flag/flagpole. At the middle of the triangle on each side is a utility pole. From pole to pole, I want to plant some sort of shrub or bush that will separate the flower bed into two sections, with the back portion of it being lilies, daylilies, and bulbs. I want something that will help create a nice look year round... from pole to pole is ~15-20ft. So picture a big triangle... front red, white, and blue with flagpole, center bushes/shrubs of some sort to divide it into 2 planting areas, and larger rear lilies, daylilies, and bulbs. We are in zone 8a. Any suggestions? I really like fuschia bushes... but any other ideas?
Thanks in advance!
Katherine who is up to her knees in Mississippi clay.

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by tamara on July 15, 2006 03:11 PM
bumping up to the top

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by tkhooper on July 21, 2006 05:54 AM
You should find something on this list that will be good in the spot you describe. Good luck with your landscaping.

Arbutus unedo 'Oktoberfest' Strawberry Tree
Arctostaphylos uva ursi 'Massachusetts' Kninnikinnick
Buddleia, Butterfly Bush
Buxus sempervirens 'Variegata' Boxwood
Callicarpa bodinieri v. giraldii 'Profusion'
Camellia japonica 'Turandot', Camellia
Ceanothus 'Victoria', California Lilac
Clerodendrum trichotomum fargesii, Harlequin Glorybower
Deutzia x kalmiiflora
Enkianthus campanulatus 'Showy Lanterns'
Erythrina herbacea, Coral Bean
Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim’s Hardy'
Helwingia chinensis
Lavatera, Tree Mallow
Lonicera nitida 'Lemon Beauty', Box Honeysuckle
Loropetalum chinensis 'Sizzlin Pink'
Chinese Fringe Flower
Myrica californica, California Wax Myrtle
Tree Peony
Pieris japonica 'Cavatine', Lily-of-the-Valley-Shrub
Pieris japonica 'Mountain Fire', Japanese Andromeda
Prostanthera rotundifolia, Australian Mint Bush
Rhododendron macrophyllum, Pacific Rhododendron
Ribes sanguineum, Red Flowering Currant
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbeque', Rosemary
Stachyurus praecox, Spiketail
Weigela florida 'Variegata'

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