Front Yard Plant List

Front plants

The plants I grow in my Colorado garden. Zone: 5 Area: Front Yard Light:  The front yard faces southeast and is shaded by a large silver maple on the Northeast corner.  Along a strip next to the driveway I get 6+ hours of sun, but the majority of the yard would be considered partial shade to […]

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Hollyhock from seed 2010 gorgeous in 2011

'Nigra' Hollyhock

    Who knew Alcea Rosa would be such a wonderment in my Colorado garden.  Last year I grew hollyhock plants from seed named, Alcea Rosea  ‘Nigra’. The “death hollyhock,” as my husband calls it, is a wonderfully dark maroon that can appear almost black on an overcast day.  While looking up this plant I […]

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New Plants for 2011

Helleborus 'White Lady' and Clematis 'Jackmanii'

I just received my Gurney’s order and I now need to plant the following plants. 3 Helleborus Orientalis ‘White Lady’ After reading additional information about these guys they need constantly moist, highly organic soil.  That does not equate to the bed where I was thinking of placing it.  Oh the bane of dry shade and […]

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Front Yard – Shade or Part-Shade Plants

Plants for shade Bellium minutum (Miniture Daisy) – Planted 5 below the wall – purchased from HGG Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)- Planted 5 above the wall – purchased from HGG Lilium pardalinum (Panther Lily) –  Planted 3 near the soggy area – purchased from HGG Hosta ‘Minuteman’ – Planted 5 above the wall behind the plumbago – purchased […]

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