8b plant recs
we have so many wonderful garden shops in the greater eugene/springfield area. if i had to pick a favorite, though, little red farm is family-owned up at 1020 s. 42nd st. in springfield, or. last time we were there, picking up some spring color for out front, there was a great takeaway featuring plants for specific purposes and sites for our region that i wanted to share with others living in 8b – and save for myself for when i inevitably lose this piece of paper.
note: the majority of flowering perennials grow best in full to partial sun.
plants to attract butterflies
plants to attract hummingbirds
plants that are drought tolerant
consider wind exposure, mulch, and watering practices
plants for use as groundcover
plants that deer often avoid
deterrents have limited effectiveness; the best approach is to experiment in planting things they don’t like.
plants for cut flowers
always try to cut early in the day
plants for moist to wet soils
from constantly moist to actual bog. don’t necessarily require excessive moisture, but work in that environment.