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The front garden is finally taking off. The stock is mostly done (I probably should have tied it, it did a lot of falling over in the rain), but the lobelia and the petunias are pretty enthusiastic.

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chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: June 17th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty! I've just planted my first lobelia this morning (in containers because I like the way it droops).

Are you thinking of expanding into more perennials or sticking with annuals?

firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 18th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
The zinnias and petunias are high on Jerry's list, so there's likely to always be those annuals. The rest may experiment year by year - and I guess once you put perennials in (do roses count as perennials? Or just "bushes"?) they have squatters' rights. :)
twe From: twe Date: June 17th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lobelia is nice. It's especially good in hanging baskets (which are nice on porches) and containers.

You might try creeping phlox along your edges some year. It was a perenial in DC, so it'll come back on its own and cover a bit better every year. :)
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