Garden, Foundation Sun Plan
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 foundation 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 occasional 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 with white.
The Garden contains 28 plants.
| A) Hydrangea, Forever|
| B) Hydrangea, Nikko|
| C) Mock Orange,|
| D) Delphinium, Belladonna|| E) Canterbury Bells,|
| F) Daisy, Shasta,|
| G) Balloonflower,|
| H) Bellflower, Clustered|| I) Campanula, Blue|
This collection includes:
A Forever 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 a privacy screen or background for flower beds. .
D Delphinium, Belladonna (3), 36-48″ spires are covered with light blue 2-3″double florets.
E Pink Canterbury Bells (3), Old-fashioned favorite for mixed borders, beds and cottage gardens.
F Alaska Shasta Daisy — (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 summer.
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.