Garden Plans > 2013: Pathways Front Yard



About this Garden Plan

Zone was 5b near 5a. But recent change now 6a/5b. Most of this plan has not been done yet. Except around the mailbox, in front of the arbor on the left, and the roses, russian sage and Karl Foerster grass along North perimeter. Also have rock garden NE corner. Need to do the hardscaping then can put in the asparagus and such along the walk.

Plan Type, Soil and Location

Garden Location: Peoria IL 61604
Garden Size: 92' 11" x 52' 5"
Garden Type: Frontyard / front garden
Garden Layout: Container / Patio garden
Sun or Shade: Sunny
Garden Soil Type: Heavy / Clay soil

Plan Notes

Garden Plan

Plant List

 PlantNumberSpacingSpacing in RowsNotes
Alyssum 665"5" x 5" 
Artichoke (Globe)
 Opera (F1)
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Artichoke (Globe)
 Opera
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Artichoke (Globe) 42' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Asparagus 461' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5" 
Basil 397"5" x 9" 
Bay 11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Beans (Pole) 79"5" x 1' 1" 
Blueberry
 Top Hat
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Cabbage (Fall Red) 22' 9"2' 7" x 2' 11" 
Cabbage (Fall) 32' 9"2' 7" x 2' 11" 
Cabbage (Spring Red) 31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Cabbage (Spring) 21' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Cabbage (Summer Red) 11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 9" 
Cabbage (Summer) 11' 7"1' 5" x 1' 9" 
Calendula 1911"9" x 1' 11"companions: Spring salad vegetables, peas, carrots, cucumbers.
Catnip 31' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Chamomile 1111"9" x 1' 3" 
Chives 757"5" x 9" 
Chives (Garlic) 55"5" x 7" 
Cilantro 17"5" x 9" 
Comfrey 231' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Cornflower 117"7" x 7" 
Cosmos 97"7" x 7" 
Cotton 31' 11"1' 5" x 3' 3" 
Cress 263"3" x 3" 
Crimson Clover 563"3" x 3" 
Dill 87"5" x 9" 
Echinacea 121' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Fennel (Herb) 131' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Fenugreek 1045"5" x 5" 
Feverfew 311"11" x 11" 
Flower
 Golden Showers Climbing Rose
57"5" x 7" 
Flower 37"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Oriental Poppies
47"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Spring crocus
07"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Spring Bulbs
427"5" x 7"Naturalized crocus, grape hyacinth, and tulips
Flower
 Clematis Niobe
107"5" x 7" 
Flower 27"5" x 7" 
Flower 497"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Viola Johnny Jump-ups
33"5" x 7" 
Flower
 Allium Giganteum
07"11" x 7" 
Fruit (Bush)
 Elderberry
32' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 Kaffir Lime
12' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 Improved Meyer Lemon
12' 9"2' 9" x 2' 9" 
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 Espalier Pear or Apple
22' 9"1' 9" x 1' 9" 
Grape Vine 34' 10"4' 10" x 4' 10" 
Hairy Vetch
 Baptisia false indigo
01' 3"1' 3" x 1' 3" 
Herb
 Rue, Herb O'Grace
17"5" x 9" 
Herb
 Chervil
17"5" x 9" 
Herb
 Cumin
17"5" x 9" 
Herb
 Milk Thistle
17"5" x 9" 
Kale
 Lacinato (Dinosaur)
21' 3"1' 1" x 1' 5" 
Lavender 231' 3"1' 1" x 1' 7" 
Lavender
 Phenomenal
181' 7"1' 7" x 2' 3"http://www.greatgardenplants.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=1341
Leek 557"5" x 11" 
Lemon Balm 41' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Lemon Verbena 21' 1"11" x 1' 5"Keep in pot and overwinter in garage.
Lovage 31' 11"1' 11" x 1' 11" 
Marigold 77"7" x 7" 
Marjoram 77"5" x 9" 
Mint
 Catmint Nepeta
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 9" 
Mint 37"5" x 9" 
Mint
 Agastache
21' 7"1' 5" x 1' 9" 
Monarda 7711"11" x 1' 7" 
Nasturtium 311"11" x 11" 
Oregano 117"5" x 9" 
Other (Large)
 Double Knock Out Rose
72' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Other (Large)
 Crimson pygmy berberi
12' 7"2' 7" x 2' 7" 
Other (Large)
 Compact Forsythia
22' 7"2' 7" x 2' 7" 
Other (Large)
 Variegated Redtwig Dogwood
32' 7"2' 7" x 2' 7" 
Other (Large)
 Little Lime Hydrangea
12' 11"3' 7" x 3' 7" 
Other (Large)
 Golden Mophead Falsecypress
71' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Large)
 Blue Spruce Birdsnest
23' 7"3' 7" x 3' 7" 
Other (Large)
 Boxwood
81' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Medium)
 Lemongrass
29"9" x 9" 
Other (Perennial)
 Creeping phlox
01' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Elephant ear
17"7" x 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Blue Fescue
2411"11" x 11" 
Other (Perennial)
 Catmint Nepeta Walker's Low
61' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Spiderwort
01' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Juniper Blue Creeper
31' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Golden variegated Hakone grass
21' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Stachy's Byzantina Big Ears
77"7" x 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Artemesia brocade
01' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Ajuga Reptans "Choc Chip"
171' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Artemesia silver mound
31' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Baby's Breath
31' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Perennial)
 Autumn Joy Sedum
51' 7"1' 7" x 1' 7" 
Other (Small)
 Dragonsblood Sedum
135"5" x 5" 
Other (Small)
 Candytuft
15"5" x 5" 
Other (Small)
 Sempivereum Hens n Chicks
83"3" x 3" 
Other (Small)
 Isotoma fluviatilis
11' 5"1' 5" x 1' 5"http://www.greatgardenplants.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=631#thumb
Parsley 325"3" x 9" 
Phacelia 99"9" x 9" 
Poached Egg Plant 403"3" x 3" 
Raspberry
 Blackhawk
32' 3"1' 11" x 2' 10" 
Raspberry 42' 3"1' 11" x 2' 11" 
Rosemary 57"7" x 7" 
Sage
 Salvia May Knight
311"11" x 1' 3" 
Sage
 Russian Sage-Little Spire
151' 11"1' 11" x 2' 3" 
Sage 311"11" x 1' 3" 
Scarlet Sage
 May Night Salvia
011"11" x 11" 
Scarlet Sage 511"11" x 11" 
Sorrel 511"11" x 11" 
Stevia 81' 1"11" x 1' 3" 
Sweet Potato
 Orange, Purple, White
281' 5"1' 5" x 1' 11" 
Sweet Potato
 Marguerite Ornamental
37"7" x 7" 
Tarragon 41' 3"1' 3" x 1' 7" 
Thyme 1911"11" x 1' 3" 
Tree (Large)
 Colorado Blue Spruce
113' 0"13' 0" x 13' 0" 
Tree (Large)
 Weeping Willow
119' 11"19' 11" x 19' 11" 
Tree (Small)
 Purple smoke bush
16' 1"6' 1" x 6' 1" 
Tree (Small)
 Sumac Tiger Eyes
14' 2"4' 2" x 4' 2" 
Tree (Small)
 Dwarf Alberta Spruce
24' 2"4' 2" x 4' 2" 
Tree (Small)
 Black Lace Elderberry
33' 1"3' 1" x 3' 1" 
Tree (Small)
 Mugo Pine
13' 1"3' 1" x 3' 1" 
Tree (Small)
 Emperor Jap Maple
14' 2"4' 2" x 6' 1" 
Valerian 52' 11"2' 11" x 2' 11" 
Winter Peas 53"3" x 7" 
Zinnia 211"11" x 11" 

Recommended Planting Times for this Location

Plant List key
 PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Alyssum
Artichoke (Globe)
 Opera (F1)
Artichoke (Globe)
 Opera
Artichoke (Globe)
Asparagus
Basil
Bay
Beans (Pole)
Blueberry
 Top Hat
Cabbage (Fall Red)
Cabbage (Fall)
Cabbage (Spring Red)
Cabbage (Spring)
Cabbage (Summer Red)
Cabbage (Summer)
Calendula
Catnip
Chamomile
Chives
Chives (Garlic)
Cilantro
Comfrey
Cornflower
Cosmos
Cotton
Cress
Crimson Clover
Dill
Echinacea
Fennel (Herb)
Fenugreek
Feverfew
Flower
 Golden Showers Climbing Rose
Flower
Flower
 Oriental Poppies
Flower
 Spring crocus
Flower
 Spring Bulbs
Flower
 Clematis Niobe
Flower
Flower
Flower
 Viola Johnny Jump-ups
Flower
 Allium Giganteum
Fruit (Bush)
 Elderberry
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 Kaffir Lime
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 Improved Meyer Lemon
Fruit (Dwarf Tree)
 Espalier Pear or Apple
Grape Vine
Hairy Vetch
 Baptisia false indigo
Herb
 Rue, Herb O'Grace
Herb
 Chervil
Herb
 Cumin
Herb
 Milk Thistle
Kale
 Lacinato (Dinosaur)
Lavender
Lavender
 Phenomenal
Leek
Lemon Balm
Lemon Verbena
Lovage
Marigold
Marjoram
Mint
 Catmint Nepeta
Mint
Mint
 Agastache
Monarda
Nasturtium
Oregano
Other (Large)
 Double Knock Out Rose
Other (Large)
 Crimson pygmy berberi
Other (Large)
 Compact Forsythia
Other (Large)
 Variegated Redtwig Dogwood
Other (Large)
 Little Lime Hydrangea
Other (Large)
 Golden Mophead Falsecypress
Other (Large)
 Blue Spruce Birdsnest
Other (Large)
 Boxwood
Other (Medium)
 Lemongrass
Other (Perennial)
 Creeping phlox
Other (Perennial)
 Elephant ear
Other (Perennial)
 Blue Fescue
Other (Perennial)
 Catmint Nepeta Walker's Low
Other (Perennial)
 Spiderwort
Other (Perennial)
 Juniper Blue Creeper
Other (Perennial)
 Golden variegated Hakone grass
Other (Perennial)
 Stachy's Byzantina Big Ears
Other (Perennial)
 Artemesia brocade
Other (Perennial)
 Ajuga Reptans "Choc Chip"
Other (Perennial)
 Artemesia silver mound
Other (Perennial)
 Baby's Breath
Other (Perennial)
 Autumn Joy Sedum
Other (Small)
 Dragonsblood Sedum
Other (Small)
 Candytuft
Other (Small)
 Sempivereum Hens n Chicks
Other (Small)
 Isotoma fluviatilis
Parsley
Phacelia
Poached Egg Plant
Raspberry
 Blackhawk
Raspberry
Rosemary
Sage
 Salvia May Knight
Sage
 Russian Sage-Little Spire
Sage
Scarlet Sage
 May Night Salvia
Scarlet Sage
Sorrel
Stevia
Sweet Potato
 Orange, Purple, White
Sweet Potato
 Marguerite Ornamental
Tarragon
Thyme
Tree (Large)
 Colorado Blue Spruce
Tree (Large)
 Weeping Willow
Tree (Small)
 Purple smoke bush
Tree (Small)
 Sumac Tiger Eyes
Tree (Small)
 Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Tree (Small)
 Black Lace Elderberry
Tree (Small)
 Mugo Pine
Tree (Small)
 Emperor Jap Maple
Valerian
Winter Peas
Zinnia