They aren't a foundation plant but my hollyhocks do fine under the eaves....
they don't get quite as tall if I don't water them from time to time, about
once a week at best but they grow and bloom. I have a couple mock oranges under
my eaves that are huge, they have have been put in by the original owner 100
years ago. I have a Prairie Style home also known as a Four Square, gotta love
Mission/Craftsman Style with an art deco twist :o)
Zone 5 CT
have a similar sitation, compounded by those thingies that go over
windows to shade them. It is a small brick home on a concrete slab and
most people in this area put soakers around the foundations to keep
the soil reasonably moist else the brick can crack from the swelling
and shrinking of the soil. SOOoooo.... with that problem solved, the
plants get the water they want, too! People who have basements usually
do the same thing to protect the basement walls.
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