Plants for the back gardens

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Final Plant Selections

  • One more arborvitae to complete grouping
  • Plants in entryway beds: cosmos, black eyed Susans,
  • Vines for trellis: climbing hydrangea
  • Plants for beds: annuals
  • vine for screen: Virgin's Bower
  • other bed: climbing hydrangea and Lady's Mantle

Features

  • planters
  • screen
  • workbench
  • compost pile
  • pergola
  • benches? Tables and chairs?

Research

  • Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
    • 2-5 ft
    • vase-shaped
    • will persist through winter
  • Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
    • 2-3 ft
    • partial to full shade
  • Ebony spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron)
    • 8-18 in
    • will tolerate drought
  • trout lily
  • Giant Solomon's seal (Polygonatum biflorum)
    • 1-3 ft
    • yellowish flower in spring
  • trillium (Trillium grandiflorium)
    • 10-18 in
    • white flower
    • mid to late April through May

Vines native to Michigan