Color Garden for the Rockies and High Plains
Winterberry, red-osier dogwood and hyacinth bean help provide color throughout the seasons in this beautiful garden design.
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A. Afterglow winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow') (female) (1), needs male like 'Jim Dandy' to pollinate
B. Grape honeysuckle (Lonicera reticulata) on arbor (2)
C. Hyacinth bean vine (Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon') on tuteur, annual (1)
D. Annuals, selected by gardener, in 3 containers
E. Red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea) (2), plant 4 feet apart
F. Spanish Gold Broom (Cytisus purgans 'Spanish Gold Broom') (2), plant 4 feet apart
G. Jim Dandy winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy') (2) (male), plant 3 to four feet apart, pollinates 'Afterglow'
H.Variegated Jacob's ladder (Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven') (14), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
I. Bar Harbor creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor') (10), plant 2 feet apart
J. Bar Harbor creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor') (4), plant 2 feet apart
K. Goldsturm black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullvantii 'Goldsturm') (9), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
L. Fernleaf yarrow (Achillea filipendula) (8), plant 2 feet apart
M. Sunrise coneflower (Echinacea 'Sunrise') (4), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
N. Burgundy blanket flower (Gaillardia 'Burgundy') (8), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
O. Wood's Pink aster (Aster dumosus) 'Wood's Pink') (8), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
P. Sand love grass (Eragrostis trichodes) (8), plant 2 feet apart
Q. Spike speedwell (Veronica spicata) (15), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
R. Silver mound sage (Artemesia schmidtiana) (9), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
1. Arbor: 4' wide x 2' to 3' deep
2. Tuteur: 2' wide x 6 to 7' high
3. Container: 18 to 22" wide
4. Stepping stones with mulch paths
5. Bench: 4' wide
Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations
This landscape plan will give gardeners in the Rockies and High Plains a fragrant, colorful "wrap" for any patio.
Fragrant plants and stirring grasses bring extra charm to this beautiful garden sanctuary.
Ninebark, prairie sage, snowberry and other native plants help make the best use of rainfall in this earth-friendly garden design.