Posted: 04/01/2013 at 01:03
So I managed to make the little strip of dirt for when you walk in look a tad bit better. The result is below. I decided the area wasn't big enough to grow anything and the plants would probably just grow over the sidewalk. I put down some landscaping fabric and covered it with rock asphalt. I plan to take down the screens on the windows and put a windowsill box on each window and put some flowers in there. The house needs a coat of paint and that green thing needs to go but thats for a different forum. I am fairly pleased with the result, so thanks so much for your advice.
I also went to the nursery and actually bought stuff instead of just looking around and leaving. Here's a picture of my stock:
I got 3 rosemary protrate, 1 cat scat, 1 scabiosa, 2 6 pack of linaria, 1 unknown and 1 curly willow tree (yes I got a curly willow tree, why I have no idea). I got recommended rosemary prostrate as it will trail down the rock wall. That seemed like a good idea and then to have flowers mixed into the bed. I like the idea of planting a moderately growing climber behind it and will look into that. I'm not sure that I will plant another shrub. They seem so boring. I have a few questions if youre not to busy to help a total noob, I would appreciate it.
Here's where I am looking to plant:
First, do I just plant the three rosemary's where I marked the red ice cream cones and then plant the flowers around it? How much do I need to separate the flowers?
Two, is there anything I need to do to train the rosemary to trail down the wall?
Three, what type of soil mix would you recommend?
Four, what type of daily/monthly/yearly care do I need to think about?
Finally, What the heck am I going to do with this tree? The planter in the second picture above is that too small to plant it in? How big does the planter need to be? I don't just plant it in the front yard right, I put it in a planter and put it by the pool out back? What type of soil is required and any daily care I need to know about?
Anyway, I really appreciate you guys helping out someone with a million questions who doesn't have an eye for painting with the landscapers brush.