Two New Plants: Daisy Gardenia and Hilda Honeycutt Camellia
On the north side of the front porch, I built a small planter area last year, but left it plantless. This year, I finally got around to figuring out what to plant there. The challenge is finding plants that can thrive with very little direct sunlight. Almost none, actually. And since it’s under an awning, the planter won’t get much if any rainfall when it rains either.
So, I found two plants which are supposed to prefer the shade. They are flowering plants as well, flowering at different times of the year.
There are three plants total in the space. Two of them are Daisy Gardenia evergreen shrubs.
The other plant is a spring and winter bloomer called Hilda Honeycutt Camellia. Should be a good balance to the Daisy Gardenia’s summer flowering season.
I originally bought two Hilda Honeycutt Camellias, thinking there was enough room, but I had to plant it elsewhere. So, I chose the middle of the new narrow space on the side of the house where I’m still debating what to do with it.