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This is my personal Zone 4b plant list, but thought maybe others would like to see it or get inspiration/ideas from it. I’ve been trying to keep a garden journal (offline), but I rarely remember to look at it! So I thought since I spend so much time here writing about my backyard garden, I’d try keeping my list here.
On my wishlist:
Zinnia, hellebores, more hostas, milkweed, azalea, rhododendron, red wall virginia creeper
Things I’ve planted:
Spring Bulbs – elegant lady lily flowering tulip, lutea yellow fritillaria, mixed scilla, oktoberfest tall bearded iris
More daylily varieties, dark tall sedum, white rose of sharon
Daylily, Petite Prince
Butterfly bush, purple
Hardy Miniature Gladiolus (Mirella)
Baby White Coneflower
Hosta (Sun and Substance)
Scarlet Runner Bean – 2 seed packets (trellis planter box on deck)
February: (ordered online for delivery; planted in May)
Burning hearts Bleeding Heart
January: (ordered online for spring delivery; planted in May)
Bee Balm coltrain red
Columbine crimson star
Liatris spicata violet
Started Italian kitchen herbs seeds indoors.
Used small plantable containers and egg cartons. They started out great under grow lights and were doing well, but when it was nearly time to move them outdoors they all died! I won’t do this again. I’m much better off with bedding plants come Spring. Since I belong to a choir, we always have a plant fundraiser in the March, so I have easy access to what I need; much better use of my time!
Oriental Lily (Lilium Casa Blanca)
Daylily (Strawberry Candy)
Hosta (Stained Glass)
May – June:
Golden Lace Juniper (2)
Summer Succulent: Cerveza ‘n Lime(Plectranthrus)
Picked up a Sumac shrub on clearance and planted in new bed space. (Needed some anchor shrubs in this bed between 2 large trees.)
Replaced my Honeysuckle vine (Dropmore Scarlet, Lonicera Brownii) which rabbits destroyed last winter.
Added a Trumpet vine (Flamenco) to sideyard near Honeysuckle in hopes it will cover sideyard trellis where 5-yr old Honeysuckle was that rabbits destroyed.
Pear Tree, Flowering Non-fruit (Pyrus Calleryana, Cleveland Select)
Ordered 3 hyacinth bulbs w/glass vases for forcing next Spring.
Planted bulbs for Spring bloom —
Planted double pink Elodie lily I received from Aunt Robyn’s garden.
Planted Allium purple sensation.
Planted hardy Hibiscus (ordered from Cottage Gardens via QVC.) Shared 1 with my neighbor.
Added a couple more Foxglove plants.
Planted bulbs — Daffodil mix, Tulip mix,, purple Crocus