Posted by Mike G on September 02, 2002 at 21:00:05:
In Reply to: what to do posted by bob on September 02, 2002 at 09:08:40:
What kind of sun does this area get? This is a very important factor in choosing a plant that will grow successfully.
Check out floribunda roses. "Nearly Wild" is a great rose that'll grow about 4ft high, spread 4ft. The rose "shrub" will produce pink and white flowers in the masses from spring until frost in fall. Also, Potentilla shrubs will grow nearly the same size but produce smaller yellow, white, or orange colors (this depends on what plant you choose). Stella De Oro (daylily) are very nice plants that grow to be about 1 1/2' tall and produce beautiful horn-shaped yellow flowers. These plants are extremely hardy. The blue stone walkway sounds nice and if you find plants to go with the color it'll be great.
If you're in a shady spot consider hydrangea. Hydrangea are large-leafed plants that produce gigantic flowers that can change color according to the pH of the soil (more acid=red, neutral=white, more base=blue), just like litmus paper.
It'd be easier to give ideas if you let it be known the amount of sun the area gets.