Asked on Jul 5, 2020

Mom's New Yard

MogieDeb KGrace Gleason
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I love these flowers and I want to have them all around her yard. My question is how do i set them around the yard. My plan was to place them in a half moon on both sides of her front porch. I also have to shrubs that I want to place them along her property lines. How do I do that?

Landscaping

10 answers
  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on Jul 6, 2020

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing

  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 6, 2020

    Very nice, do you have a question?

  • Lovely! It looks like she has a very pretty garden.

    • Earlene Paige
      on Jul 6, 2020

      Thank you. My mom took grass from the back yard and replanted them to the front yard. The grass went where is looks now. Turns out it was running grass.

  • Jan Clark
    on Jul 6, 2020

    For the top picture, which is coleus, you'll need to check the amount of sun in the area you want to plant them. Coleus do not like a lot of sun and will probably die if the area is full sun. There are varieties that will take full sun, but I don't think this particular one is in that group. The soil should be a well-draining type, not clay. If it is clay, you'll need to add sand or vermiculite to allow it to hold some air. Coleus will rot if the roots stay wet. For the barberry, it likes full sun and slightly acidic well draining soil. It also must be mulched to retain the soil moisture for the surface roots. Prune it when the canes get really long so it doesn't look raggedy.

    To plant, mark out the spots for your placement with stones or something so you can get an idea of the look you want. Dig a hole about twice as large as the pot and cut the pot to remove the plant - do not pull it out of the pot! Place it in the hole so it's level with the ground and back-fill with the dirt you just dug up so that the plant isn't wobbly. Place about 2 inches of mulch around each plant and water it gently. Keep the ground moist but not wet for several weeks to help the plants acclimate to their new home.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 6, 2020

    The colorful coleus is only an annual in my zone seven. Depending upon your location the plant may or may not return each year. It also needs a shaded exposure.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 6, 2020

    Nice, is that a solar light peeking out amongst the plants? If so, how does it do with the leaves covering it partially?

  • Grace Gleason
    on Jul 6, 2020

    The Loropetalum will get to be 8 feet tall & wide unless it is a dwarf. I have 2 of them in my hedge. Don't plant them too close to the house. They need part sun to shade. Mine get about a half day of sun.


    The Homestead Purple Verbena may live a few years, or it may live forever. I don't have much luck with them, but some people keep them going forever. They will spread and make a pretty ground cover if you mulch them and keep the grass out. They do need a good bit of sun.


    The green & white plant looks like Vinca Major. It will take over your life. DO NOT plant it in the yard. You will be sorry if you do. It is very aggressive. They do look pretty in hanging baskets. This vicious plant will grow anywhere.


    The Coleus is an annual. It will die in winter unless you root a piece of it and take it indoors. They make good houseplants. I keep my Coleus in large, mixed planters outside and replace them every year. This may need shade or take sun depending upon the variety.


    I'm guessing the red flowers belong to a geranium. It is also an annual, but can be kept longer (not outside). Look online for ways to overwinter it in a garage or sun room. This also needs sun.


    Since I don't know how many plants you have, or how big your mom's yard is, I'm not sure what to tell you about where to plant them.



  • Deb K
    on Jul 6, 2020

    Hi Earlene, you can plant the Coleus anywhere it gets sun, but they do prefer to have some shade as well, hope this helps you, Coleus thrive in cool, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Consistent moisture is good, but soggy conditions cause root disease. Watering should complement available sun. Some modern coleus varieties handle full sun, but most still flourish with at least dappled shade and direct sun limited to morning hours.

  • Mogie
    on Jul 6, 2020

    What is your question?

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