Gardening

United States
March 15, 2007 1:40pm CST
I need some idea for flowers to plant in zone 3. I'm looking for plant of interest (not your everyday flower), but zone 3 limits my variety. Any suggestions from anyone. I have a very sunny backyard. Afternoon sun for the front yard and shade areas in places also.
3 responses
@coolseeds (3925)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I think what you could do if you have the room is grow tropicals. No one else will have them. YOu will have the most unique plants. Maybe things no one has ever seen. What I am suggesting is growing tropicals in pots. You can plant them outside after the last frost then bring them indoors for the winter. With the ones that go dormant you can put them in the garage or basement as long as they don't freeze. Some of the plants you can try are Brugmansia, Tacca, Musa, Ficus, Strelitzia, Passiflora & more. I am working on my website or I would just have you go there to look. Not that I am suggesting that you buy from me. If you do a search for any of those items on ebay you will find the seeds in my store. I have a little over 100 different ones listed. I'm not trying to sell you tropicals. Everyone loves the Brugmansia who sees it. I have about 100 in my basement. Sorry I don't know about zone 3 gardening. I feel so sorry for the zone 3 gardener.
• United States
15 Mar 07
I have an idea for you. Have you tried going to gardening websites? Many of them tell you what plsnts work well in your area. Go to www.gurneys.com (I think that's it) they can give you lots of ideas for your area. Hope that helps.
• United States
16 Mar 07
I dont know about zone-3 but there is no need to work the soil deeply when adding compost or soil amendments. Eighty five percent of a plant's roots are found in the top 6" of soil.