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warriorswisdomkathy wrote:
Congrats on your first garden....BRAVO!!! Sorry I can't help with the shade garden...hope others chime in for you..I have only sun available so far. Will you have any sun to work with in your new landscape? Remember to collect seed from your plants, will save $$$$ next time. Just love the morning glories and the mamouth sunflowers.......Good job and I hope for your continued successes in the future!! Once you get bitten by the gardening bug it just keeps growing (play on words).
Just an idea...how about signing up for some seed catalogs. Great entertainment for the winter. They are usually free and will get ideas flowing. And then when your ready jump to perennials as they will require less replanting every season and may save some $$$. One to try is Sellectseeds.com. They have annuals and perenns and most with fragrance. They were half priced a month or so ago...
Good luck and I wish you continued Beauty....
Hint...when you get moved to the other property, take note of the available light and how long it lasts for each area you might like to plant...it will dictate what can be planted where and whether you truely only have shade or some areas that could be planted with some sunlovers.
Will you be staying in Canada or moving to the US? Kathy (Pix are all perenns)

Pix 1 a scene from my sun garden
Pix 2 How 'bout trying Aquilegia(columbine), if deadheaded they will bloom for months...
Pix3 another Columbine
Pix4 many Campanulas can handle full sun to total shade, probably about 50 or so varieties to choose from. This one is rotundifolia.
Pix5 These are Viola (Johnny Jump Ups), they reseed through out my garden and at my altitude (6800ft) they bloom pretty much the whole season....I do have extra seed if you're interested. D-mail me.

Oooops.. pix 4 and 5 are reversed....

This message was edited Dec 5, 2012 8:10 PM


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