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Color Garden for the Upper Midwest

A vine-draped arbor and multi-seasonal color spotlight this garden room.

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Plant List

A. Afterglow winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow') (female) (1), needs a 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. Kaleidoscope abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' (2), plant 4 feet apart
G. Jim Dandy winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy' (male) (2), plant 4 feet apart, pollinates 'Afterglow'
H. Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) (10) plant 2-1/2 feet apart
I. Wintercreeper euonymus (Euonymus fortunei) (13), plant 2 feet apart
J. Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) (4), plant 2-1/2 feet apart
K. Goldsturm black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullvantii 'Goldsturm' (9), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
L. Hameln fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln') (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. Purple love grass (Eragrostis spectabilis) (13), plant 1-1/2 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

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Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

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