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Clematis. English lavendar. Pineapple sage. Chocolate Mint. Dwarf Mint. Scotch Moss. Creeping thyme. Alpine Poppy. Dusseldorf Pride Thrift (I'd never heard of it before, but they have fun flowers).

Our container garden is looking lovely and smells wonderful. (In large part thanks to our wonderful landlady.) The problematic honeysuckle which never grows far enough in any given season to have hopes to making it to the trellis anytime soon is going to be supplemented by the clematis, with the creeping thyme to protect its roots. Almost everything's a perenniel, so hopefully it'll all overwinter well. And there's not a vegetable to be found in the garden for the racoons to terrorize. With luck, it'll be a peaceful summer.


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Jun. 7th, 2003 04:53 pm (UTC)
Minty mint
Clematis comes back beautifully every year: it's a tough thing, and lovely. And mint!!! SO hardy. Mint will take over your whole yard if you let it.

And if you accidentally step in mint while, say, ducking to avoid a bee, it smells scrummy.

Good choices all!
Jun. 7th, 2003 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Minty mint
Thank you! I only have containers, and I didn't plant mint in any of the big built-in beds or barrels, so I should be okay with it. It may be hardy, but the only herb of mine from last year successfully - and enthusiastically - self-seeded, and that was oregano. And I did grow mint last year, but a much less interesting variety.

Speaking of walking on things, that was a minor incentive in choosing the Scotch moss to cover the ground around the rose: it tolerate a moderate amount of pedestrian traffic - and if the raccoons come back, that's the way they'll be walking.
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