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Title: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
Post by: GreenGTA on June 13, 2008, 02:27:08 AM
We're looking to make a nice half herb/half flower garden for our next dig. The only thing is the lack of quality soil around here. The potential spot is in half-shade with some clay-heavy soil.

Any ideas of what flowers/herbs to use? The spot happens to be in the Carolinian ecological zone.

Cheers,

Iain
Title: Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
Post by: cannonsblazing on June 17, 2008, 08:20:44 PM
My first random thoughts were nepetas (catnip, they grew in the most impossible places in my mother's garden) and shrubby cinquefoil (http://www.thegardenhelper.com/Potentilla.htm).

 :)

cannonsblazing
Title: Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
Post by: GreenGTA on June 24, 2008, 08:20:51 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
Post by: cannonsblazing on July 04, 2008, 09:24:38 AM
:D

I love the potentilla fruticosa, first plant I ever learned in latin and I laughed so hard I fell off the couch. I was about ten, and it sounds even funnier when aunced "in swedish"  ::)
Title: Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
Post by: Hobbit on July 08, 2008, 03:20:13 AM
I've managed to grow Yarrow in semi shade, clay soil, though it is in my own garden, so it gets enough water.  And the best thing is, Yarrow can count as a useful herb, and as a pretty flower.
Title: Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
Post by: v-marge on July 10, 2008, 02:00:10 PM
How about chicory?  It's a road side weed in almost every climate and so useful!
Title: Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
Post by: Scholar Gypsy on July 29, 2008, 06:34:09 PM
Sounds like the perfect place for mints if they get enough water.