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Hi Everyone, I'm looking for suggestions on plantings for a new old garden bed. Here's the issue: we live in NW Illinois, zone 5, heavy clay, full sun, cold winters. Our backyard was
basically a sloping meadow that now has grass and a planting bed I dug in two years ago. The water seems to run off the top of the meadow straight into the bed washing away the soil and mulch I've put around bushes & perennials. So far I've lost three weigelas, an elderberry and various grasses and coneflowers. Any suggestions on plants and/or ways to absorb the water (it gushes because the soil is such heavy clay it justs runs across the top). Oh, and if the water or weather doesn't kill the plant the deer &rabbits might munch it so keep that in mind.
I found this growing in my carrot bed this spring, I let it grow but I still haven't figured out what it is. I shared my vegetable garden with my neighbor last season and I know he planted something late last summer. The simple resolution would be to ask him but he moved. Anyone with suggestions would be much appreciated,
These plants get a flower first then a large leaved tall plant, beautiful red colors running thru the middle if the green leaf. I starts out with a pink flower and yellow flowers around the sides then next to it it shuts up these tall leaves.