I had a few palms installed in my yard in Wilmington, NC(the beach
They created 3 beds. the 2 corner beds each have 2 tall sable palms
with a pindo between them.
The center bed has 2 Sagos with a pindo between them.
I am trying to figure out what other small shrubs & flowers I can
plant that will look good with the current layout.
Any suggestions would be great.
Although it's more involved, I've always found it helpful to read
descriptions from someone who's grown certain things, and then go find
pictures. Finally, go to nurseries with well-formed ideas. My favorite
sources for descriptions & commentary are Henry Mitchell's books. He was the
garden writer for the Washington Post. The chapters in his books are mostly
reprints of the newspaper columns, so they're short, and the information is
tightly packed - not much wandering. The books would actually be more
applicable to your garden than mine. He gardened in Washington DC, and
before that, somewhere further south - I don't recall where. You really
should get these books:
"One Man's Garden"
"The Essential Earthman"
The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening series was very helpful to us.
Most likely out of print. Perhaps about on Ebay or library or if lucky
your parents have it.
I've an older Encyclopedia of Gardening series (1940) which has
wonderful images but I can't find it. The flower arranging info was
real neat. But I can't find the title at the moment. My book use for
gardening has fell of over time. Now I sort of try things and wonder if
past decisions were faulty and I should try that plant again :)).
PS Some Eye candy
ISBN 0-87011-391-7 A Japanese touch for your garden
S Jersey USA Zone 5 Shade
http://www.ocutech.com/ High tech Vison aid
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