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Try a rose garden in plastic or clay pots.
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood grows 15-20 feet tall and wide. Yellow flowers in spring turning to red fruit in summer and leaves turn red in fall.
Blue Chalk Sticks could outline a path.
Add lilies to the garden, but watch out for the 'red leaf beetle' which loves the leaves.
This George Burns multi colour rose is ideal for zones 3 to 9.
Canna Lilies grow 2 to 9 feet tall. Plant bulbs after last frost in full sun in pots.
Peonies are perfect for zones 2 to 8. Grows 2-4 feet tall (garden type), and 7-10 feet tall (Tree type).
Golden Elderberry - good foundation plant for shady areas. Zone 3-8.
Daffodils are annuals in spring with early, mid and late season blooms.
Small variety Tulips are a natural spring beauty.
THis Star Magnolia begins blooming early spring. 5 ft high
Cinder Block planter is easy to build. Could use as a divider with plants on both sides.
Lots of pathways can segregate varieties of flowers, vegetables or herbs. Or mix and match according to colour..
How about adding a garden just full of RED roses, such as this "Knock Out" rose. Zone 4-9.
The "Traviata" hybrid tea rose grows 5 ft tall. Mix in a few white roses.
"Lungwort" grows 1 ft tall but 16'' wide. A favourite of Hummingbirds in zone 3 to 8. Partial shade to full sun from spring thru fall.
This swamp Milkweed requires full sun to part shade and is great for Monarch Butterflies. Grows 3-4 ft tall w/ vanilla scent.
Plant milkweeds in groups close to the pond in various colours.
Concrete/Wood Planter Bench by Tao Concrete - $1,300
Seating such as this is good in the garden area.
This blue fescue is a grass with a distinctive blue hue and would blend well with other grasses.
The Zinnia can be started from seeds prior to planting. Friendly to all zones these full sun flowers are a perfect filler.
The Nasturtium is one of the edible plants besides being colourful. Place in herb gardens for colour. All zones in full sun and can grow to 10 ft tall.
This 'Carefree Sunshine' lemon yellow blooms in zone 4, grows 3-4 ft tall
This delicate 'Peace' rose grows in zone 4 up to 6 ft tall.
This 'Lady Banks' is a climber.
The Lady's Slipper Orchid is perfect for our climate but needs partial to dappled shade.
Varieties of colour in a rose garden.
A bench overlooking the pond at end of path. Surround the bench with natural wild plants enhanced by carefully chosen blooms and grasses.
Sea Foam rose climber grows to 8 ft is great for a trellises and arbours.
Old Fashioned Smoke Bush.
This Smoke Bush grows between 2-4 ft tall.
Blue Junipers and Hydrangeas with perennials scattered between.
Raspberry Sundae Peony Plant - $36.95
Raspberry Sundae Peony are a good alternative to roses. Perfect for our area.
Goldilocks Rudbeckia Plant - $6
Goldilocks Rudbeckia a.k.a. Black Eyed Susan. Zones 3-11.
Hibiscus bright colours enhance gardens.
Hostas grow great in shaded to part sun areas.
This Brunnera (Jack Frost) looks great lining a path in moonlight.