Stacie Kim wrote:I just thought of strawberries. Would they do well there? They're not "flowers" per se, but they do have a happy blossom, and you'll get a bit of fruit as well.
Isaac Hunter wrote:
Fish, on the other hand, are so much better tasting from the lake (and free off my dock) that it's more cost effective to sit with a pole in my hand for a few hours every day. ;-)
At this point I'm leaning toward starting some ivy and let it overtake the structure, then put in some hanging baskets w/ an assortment of flowers, with some rail planters and then potted flowers along the edge of the wall under the cover. I can put a chair in the corner where I can sit in the mornings and evenings and enjoy the colors plus also look out at the lake and mountains.
Tereza Okava wrote:
I saw a number of azaleas in bloom (leaves dont drop here), common snapdragons (various colors), daisies (anything chrysanthemumish was doing well),!), a few daisy types like gerbers and a daisy type flower with purple centers (don't know the name).The latter I've had and they last a while, i know the snapdragons and pansies don't last long.
Sam Potter wrote:
Swamp sunflowers might do well in your area. there not white but they like the soggy soil and I haven't been able to kill any of them, easy to propagate they bloom late summer into fall and a bit of winter, perennial . Otherwise maybe a hardy variety of hibiscus? Also very pretty and surprisingly tough but blooms in summer also a perennial. Id trade my flowers for a good fishing spot on my property happily so I'm still jealous despite your harsh flower conditions! Love the ivy idea, My partner wont let me put any vines up the house, something about them tearing down the house