It seems like everyone here is quite helpful and I have my own questions to
I have 3 slopes to transform in the next few years into flower beds. The
slope is on the side of my septic bed. angle is about 45 degrees at worst,
closer to a more gentle 30 at the easiest.
I am planning to terrace it with stone (yes I need to haul lots of it from
my woods behind me), but my question is more about kinds of plants that will
tolerate the dryer conditions at the highest part of the garden slope. The
lower half should be well watered often anyways, the top will be much drier.
I live in Zone 4 roughly, south west of Ottawa, Ontario.
1 slope faces north east, 1 faces south east and one faces south west. My
house is to the northwest.
Picture it like a long rectangle out in front of my house, with the house on
one of the short sides.
(does that help?)
anyways, its plant suggestions I am seeking. I know a few things I like and
want to fit in (bleeding heart, iris, peony, poppy, some spring and summer
bulbs), and I don't want things that are too invasive.
My problem is I am not too familiar with the different kinds of plants that
are out there.
I am partial to herbs, would they survive?
Do the soaker hoses work well enough for this kind of application? (sorry,
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!
This is for the planning stage this winter, to start working on next spring,
and start planting then too.