So I have an idea to make this better for both of us: more flower beds! :)
Right now we only have flower beds lining the sidewalk up to our house. That's where you can see the Black-Eyed Susans and hibiscus. That leaves both sides and the back of the house open for some flower bed business! Here's the first area, right behind the sunroom:
Not too exciting.
I'm being picky about the plants for this bed. They have to be native to the eastern US, pretty (in my subjective opinion), perennial, and easy to care for. Basically, I want to put in the time and effort picking out pretty plants that should be living here anyway so that I don't have to work hard to take care of them. And perennials should come back next year, so I won't have to repeat this process anytime soon ;)
Here are some of my plant ideas:
Phlox: It's on the shorter side, so I hope to plant it in front of something else.
Coneflower: This checks all my boxes and attracts butterflies!
Anise Hyssop: Gorgeous, the finches in Margaret's yard love it, and apparently some people crumble the flowers over fruit salad? Hmm . .
Milkweed: Lovely, and good for bees and butterflies.
False Dragonhead: I love how bright pink the flower is, and those colorful leaves.
Anyone else hate mowing? What flowers do you love?
(clicking on the links will take you to the source of the flower pictures and info)
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