One of the nicest school gardens that I’ve ever helped with used a raised bed system. That year we had a terrible drought so I was concerned about how the plants would do as they baked in the heat. Here’s the result after one year.
- Pearly Everlasting
- Gaillardia – great!
- New England Aster
- Maltese Cross
- Shast Daisy – but doing poorly.
- Slender Mountain Mint
- Verbena bonareinsis – seems to have died out, but may have reseeded itself.
2013 – we planted 25 extra plants – filling in with milkweed(swamp, annual + seeds), bronze fennel, meadow blazing star, coreopsis and lantana,