Guest Favorites Garden April and Early May Update

We are improving garden spaces at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B this year, and have created a new garden called our Guest Favorites Garden. The GFG, located along the driveway heading to the north side of the property, is going to be a collection of shrubs and flowers that our guests have told us are their faves.

In the shady upper part of the garden, we will be planting a “river” of astilbe along a “bank” of hosta, but we continue to go back and forth on which colors to use…shades of red and pink? Pinks, peaches and white? Reds and purples? Maybe we need to do another poll… at any rate, the hosta plants are going in, but it looks like the astilbes will happen next spring.

In the sunny lower section, daisies/chrysanthemums are on order, including the following:

Cambodian Queen Chrysanthemum
Mary Stoker Chrysanthemum
Shasta Daisy “Fluffy”

We’ll also be planting yarrow near a newly-planted barberry bush, and it looks like we’ll be going with a version called Pineapple Mango:

Pineapple Mango Yarrow

Still deciding on coneflower and hydrangea colors. Stay tuned!

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