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what would you plant

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by smcunningham, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    heres the details
    the first picture the customer wants five flowers annual preferred/but will be ok with perennually if they last from now till fall (color wise) ...........wants color and three different colors......the last three pics by the mailbox wants same thing but ten plants/three colors..........first pic the flowers will go in the center up close to the walk...you can kinda see where some mumms use to be that I gotta take out....oh yeah they dont want mumms either

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  2. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    If I were you I'd plant myself in a chair and start learning about plants! That looks like a nice area BTW. Something simple for full sun would be petunias.
  3. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Well, first......I don't think the quanity of "5" and "10" will be enough for these areas unless you can get your hands on some decent looking 6" to 8" inch pots this early in the season. You may get by with planting only five
    4"inch pots at the house but I think the mail box area will need more. I would recommend annual Vinca (Catharanthus roseus) for the mail box area.It is a great full sun bedding choice. As stated above, Petunias are good, but you will have to dead head regualarly to keep them looking good. You will have a better chance of getting Petunias now at the shops. Annual Vinca becomes available a little later in the Spring down here. Also, I would add some additional soil/conditioner to the bed(s),till/turn and create a slight mounding effect for the plants.
  4. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    Yeah I need to learn alot about plants, flowers,bushes....ect....
    most of the planting I've done before most customers would be like I want this planted here and that planted there and know what they wanted.......
    I'd just go get some peat moss and planting soil and 1part peat(sp) moss 1 part planting soil and 1 part original soil.........nothing died yet.3rys doing like this...

    Keep the sugg/ideas coming

    The area includes 6 of my res customers...want it to look good
  5. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    i'm sick of people looking for free designs on this forum. If you don't know how to design a flowerbed you shouldn't be calling yourself a LANDSCAPER.
  6. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 3,912

    seems to me that he is looking for some assistance with this project and doesn't claim to know everything and he isn't just looking for a free design...he did state that most of is dealings have been with people telling him what they wanted and where they wanted it.

    Just like your sig line says "just looking to learn everything I can"... I believe he is trying to do the same.
  7. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    OK, this is a little off topic, but you gotta settle my mind..... Look at the middle picture (Little girl playing with the measuring wheel on the side of the road), next picture has the wheel laying in the road and a car just going over the horizon. Tell me she's alright!!!
    Did we just witness a hit and run?? LOL.
  8. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    matt from ny the little girl is the homeowners little girl and the van pulling away is the little girls mom w/ the little girl onboard........the husband is out of the pic on the road
  9. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    i'm sick of people looking for free designs on this forum. If you don't know how to design a flowerbed you shouldn't be calling yourself a LANDSCAPER.

    I'm not asking for anything but some ideas........If people make you sick from asking for free designs........charge them........or dont give a design......or stop reading the thread. Oh yeah I guess you never read anything on ls that you did'nt aready know....if so then it was free....unless you have to pay to be a member but the last time I checked it was free....

    Not trying to be a jerk but I dont see how I'm asking for anything free I'd rather learn from experience personally........and if I can get some insight better yet ..........I sure don't know it all.........and I'm sure you dont either.
    The few yards that i have designed the customers were 100% satisfied
    Again not trying to be a jerk but maybe you can help me understand how I'm asking for a free design?????????
  10. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    TLS go with the Annual Vinca. They do good in our area in the summer. If it is truley full afternoon sun plant them a little farther apart if you plan on giving them some fert. They will get big. I had one get to about 15" wide on me. Vinca will bloom from about May to Sept into Oct if your lucky.

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