When we finished the deck last month we were left with a gap between the house and the deck. We left a space because we have a window well there and we did not want to cover it up.
There are several design dilemmas when looking at this space. The first is the drop off when walking out the door. Though the drop is only about 10 inches I want to place a planter there for safety and visual interest. The container will not only act as a boundary but will be a great location for kitchen herbs.
The next dilemma is what to plant here. Being a gardener who lives on a city plot I don't want to waste any space. Looking at this little area we have about 3 feet between the deck and the house. Here are the options I thought would work for the space....
1. Climbing roses (first choice)
2. Tall perennials...this could be a fun mosaic of wild in a contained area
3. Flowering shrubs
4. My tomato plants...which don't do anything for winter interest
Here is where we are now...
This is where I could take it with a trellis to create height against the house...
There will be some space left under the window for plantings if I go ahead with the trellis.
Jennifer from Three Dogs in a Garden wrote about Rosa "Jasmina" which I thought would make a nice specimen. I like that it is disease resistant while also having great size and form.
Rosa 'Jasmina': A climbing rose with long-lasting pastel pink roses that deepen to mauve in the centre. This rose has disease resistant foliage and can reach a height of around 8'.
This winter I hope to target most of the areas in my garden to give myself a head start before spring.
What would you vote to plant in this little space???
Happy Making, Baking, and Growing Friends!!!
Here is to a wonderful November!