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What are the longest blooming flowers in my region?

Zone 4 and 5 | magnolia1234 added on June 26, 2014 | Answered

I started a brand new garden three years ago from a cleared wasteland - a narrow strip of land bordering parking lot. It was grassy and weedy. The soil is mostly sandy and rocky. Typical N.E. soil. I have added good soil, organic matter, epsom salt, and I planted with mostly with wild field flowers - local species of flowers such as tall phlox, sort of a bushy type with clustered flowers, peony, echinacia, shasta daisy, some bright pink clustery flowers (don't know what it's called), lupine, evening primrose, violets, day lily, spiderwort, and baptisia.

My lot is a combo of full sun, some shade, and dappled sun. Surprisingly, the garden is doing well and growing. However, I want to find a continuos bloom in the garden. I want my garden to be full of color non stop till the end of season. What do I do? What kind of flowers do I need in order to meet my goal? How do I group them, so it looks smoothly transitioned?

Please advise! Your feedback and input is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

Marina

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theficuswrangler
Answered on June 28, 2014

People study and work on garden design for years to achieve the goals you outline. Remember that a garden is never finished ... it is always a work in progress. With that in mind, here are a couple of articles that should provide food for thought during long winter days: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/designing-four-season-gardens.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/gardening-with-perennials.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/creating-a-garden-masterpiece-with-annuals.htm

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