Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?

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Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
« 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
Brampton Guerilla Gardening Collective (B.G.G.C)

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cannonsblazing

Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
« Reply #1 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).

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cannonsblazing

Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 08:20:51 PM »
Thanks!
Brampton Guerilla Gardening Collective (B.G.G.C)

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cannonsblazing

Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
« Reply #3 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"  ::)

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Hobbit

Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
« Reply #4 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.

Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008, 02:00:10 PM »
How about chicory?  It's a road side weed in almost every climate and so useful!

Re: Mixed herb/flower garden...any advice?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 06:34:09 PM »
Sounds like the perfect place for mints if they get enough water.
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