Glenna and Ruth – Logan
A – Hinoki Cypress
This is a dwarf evergreen, it will likely be only a foot or two tall (30 – 60 cm) when planted and will very gradually grow to about a metre in height. We will plant some of the same carpet plants that are used in the rock garden around the evergreens to leave space for them to grow
B – Dwarf Le Vita white fir
A second dwarf evergreen. Eventually they will almost touch but it may take 15 years. Together the two evergreens and the Zebra Grass will form a central point of interest in the winter time when the rest of the plants have been cut back.
C – Lamb’s Ears
Although this flowers, it is primarily for foliage colour and texture over the warm months
D – Zebra Grass
This has a “flower” of sorts in the fall but it is for year round foliage interest, including the linearity of the foliage.
E – Veronicastrum
This is a tall, long-flowering plant with a fairly neat, architectural habit that has attractive leaves as well as flowers (see second photo). It is the centerpiece of the bed. Hoping to get the purple-flowered variety.
F – Yellow Yarrow
G – Pink Phlox
H – Daylily “Children’s Festival”
This is for both the flowers and the linearity of the foliage
I – Helenium
J – Milkweed (hopefully orange)
K – Sea Holly
Flowers, foliage and possible winter interest if not cut back
L – Artemesia ‘Silver Brocade’
Primarily silver foliage interest though it does have not-too-showy yellow flowers
M – Crocosmia
This has both arcing sprays of colourful flowers and linear foliage