Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Front Planting Strip

With the world so scary right now, we decided we needed to make something beautiful in our lives. I decided to plant up the front parking strip with flowers so I had a bit of a shopping spree. I decided on a purple and orange color scheme. The perennials are coming this spring, the bulbs won't arrive until fall. But, for about $100, I figured it's worth a shot to make this bland piece of yard prettier.
Purple Sensation Ranunculus
Hot Summer Coneflower
Aggressively Forward Reblooming Tall Bearded Iris
Flowering Crocus
Orange Monarch Snow Crocus
Sunburst Prima Donna™ Dinnerplate Begonia
Beauty Dutch Iris Mixture
Crimson Star Columbine
Giant Columbine Mixture
Orange Glory Flower
Orange King Peruvian Lily
And I also got some beautiful purple poppy seeds from donaleen over at Spit & Vinegar.
We're thinking about putting some sort of shrub or small tree in the center, so we're on the look out for our options. We're considering a small Japanese maple, lilac, or maybe a rhododendron. We're mostly winging it, so we'll see how it goes.


  1. That iris is stunning! Thanks for the pictures--they brightened my morning.

    1. You're welcome. That iris is a bit of a splurge; it's one of the most expensive flowers, but I loved it. I just hope we manage to get all these plants in the ground right away when they arrive. LOL

  2. With those colors, I would go with a grace smoketree in the center. Ours have done great, even with road salt and being hit by cars. It'll be beautiful, whatever you choose.

    1. Oooh, good idea. We had one of those trees many years ago. I'll take a look at them. Thanks!!

  3. Love your choices. Purple and orange will be striking.