I have a south facing sort of triangle shape spot betweent the front and east doors of the house that needs help. The soil is really hard packed, although every year I dig it up and turn it in the spring
, and add potting soil. I have a peachy yellow rose
in the center of it, and wild strawberrys starting along the shady part of it to the west of the rose
. The area is very shaded in the spring
and very sunny in the summer, and dries out quick. I have dianthus there too in clumps where I know it to be somewhat shady all the time. I planted iris by the porch where the strawberries are, but too shady, need to move them. I'd like something tall-ish against the house, but not up to the window, it can be 3ft tall, and in the corner as well... and taper with sizes to the point, where it gets really hot in the summer. I also planted daffodils around the perimeter, and white sedum, which will be intermixed with creeping thyme as I get to it. Dahlias grow well there. roses
take a year to root and then bloom the following year, I learned, and I would like something cheery in that spot. Gladiolus don't like it next to the house, too shady I guess. I put them there because of the wind.
Thanks for any replies,