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No part of a landscaping plan
is more important than the foundations of your
home. Without plantings, they are often the
least attractive part of the house. Yet, these
areas are the ones most often seen by homeowners
and visitors alike. One of the most important
things to remember in selecting foudation planting
material is that you are endeavoring to enhance
the house, not smother it. Often, however, foundation
landscaping is just a few evergreen shrubs with
perhaps an occcasional planting of annuals–not
the colors and textures of a coordinated planting
of beautiful flowering shrubs and perennials.
To help you beautify your foundations, our expert
nurserymen have created the Foundation Sun Garden
which is ideal for a 90 sq. ft. area that gets
at least six hours of sun each day.
The flowering shrubs in this garden – a Double
Mock Orange and three Hydrangeas – look magnificent
planted against clapboard, stone or brick, softening
monotonous expanses that are often seen along
house foundations. The perennials are all hardy,
with an emphasis on cool blue shades, highlighted
Garden contains 28 plants.
|A) Hydrangea, Forever
|B) Hydrangea, Nikko
|C) Mock Orange,
|D) Delphinium, Belladonna
|E) Canterbury Bells,
|F) Daisy, Shasta,
|H) Bellflower, Clustered
|I) Campanula, Blue
This collection includes:
Pink Hydrangea (1), Giant 6-8″ pastel pink
flower heads hold their color well. Hardy shrub
grows just 3′ tall with a 4-6′ spread..
B Nikko Blue Hydrangea (2),
Big 6″ cobalt blue flower heads on 3-6′ tall emerald
mounds are a breathtaking sight all season long.
Blooms turn golden bronze in autumn..
C Double Mock Orange (1), Ideal
6-8′ tall planting for privacy screen or background
for flower beds. .
D Delphinium, Belladonna (3),
36-48″ spires are covered with light blue 2-3″
E Pink Canterbury Bells (3),
Old-fashioned favorite for mixed borders, beds
and cottage gardens.
F Alaska Shasta Daisy — One Cent
Sale! (3), Classic white and yellow daisies
but with multiple flowers on each stalk. .
G White Balloonflower (3),
Before opening, saucer-shaped flowers resemble
white balloons .
H Bellflower, Clustered (3),
Funnel-shaped, 1″ violet-blue blooms appear all
I Campanula, Blue Chip (3),
Darling upturned bells in vivid blue smother heart-shaped
foliage all summer long .
J Hardy Geranium (3), Masses
of violet-blue saucer-shaped flowers bloom late
spring through summer. .
K Blue Balloonflower (3), Buds
pop when squeezed. Blooms mid to late summer .