Front Bed


Tucked behind foliage straps of the spring-blooming amaryllis, are the permanent plantings of native echinaceas and hardy rose mallows (Hibiscus moscheutos). Some white `Mt. FujiŽ phlox and an early planting of the species magenta Phlox paniculata have since proliferated. These summer bloomers relish the water-retaining ability of our indigenous heavy black clay, amended with compost. The foreground juniper mound has since been replaced with purple native asters for a fall bloom.

The slightly raised bed is bolstered by a dense edging of mondo grass.

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