Nice pics Vaygirl Overall, I'd say you've been very succesful with plants. Since we're in the great Northeast - do you have any suggestions for perennials that I can plant now for late summer/early fall? I've got a huge bed that gets full sun and all it has atm is mulch :(
I'm planting some iris bulbs this fall there but would like some low growing colorful flowers to fill it in with.
I'm so clueless I do have some books that I haven't had a chance to read yet but like anything else, there's nothing like learning from people who have been there and done that.
This is my parents' garden not mine. Sadly I don't have any full pictures but I'll get some the next time I go.. These are pictures of plants and visitors to our garden and farm. I hope you like them, my dad was teaching me to use the camera, most pics are his :)
I'd go with Hardy Mums (Chrysanthemums). They're easy to grow and they come in all kinds of colors. They're not terribly low growing but you can keep them low and bushy by pinching blooms when they're spent. They might not be around garden centers for another month though.
Home depot was my best friend. I just went around for a while, reading every tag and trying out many different things. So, check out garden centers now and talk to someone there. There might be a low growing late bloomer that I don't know about.
If you like bird watching, you should go to our local lake, its amazing in March, all the birds that are migrating stop there, even flamingos.. I have pics of that too but I think these are enough today lol! My dad's an ex- army man, he's a stay at home dad now and the garden is his pride and joy hehe, mum doesn't care as much XD