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It would also depend oh how much sun. I would go to local nursery's and see what you like, there are always good ideas there. If there is overhead watering go with plants that like the moisture, I have Mexican heather also and it is very nice.



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Thank you, I do like the bird bath idea. Mexican heather sounds nice. Now I have some new ideas in my head. I'll be able to put something together without having to drive all over the neighborhood. Thanks everyone

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If you live in Southern California you have many more plants that can be perennials. I like lantana (Samantha), and for maintenance free plants, try Mexican Heather.

Both of those are annuals here in Northwestern Missouri.

One plus with Mexican Heather is that it is a continuous bloomer (with tiny purple flowers), AND it's nearly as good as Marigolds for keeping bugs away from your other plants. It's a quick grower here with a 3" pot reaching 18-24" across by the end of our growing season (first hard freeze).

I like plants that require little maintenance. I used to have a black thumb caused by over-watering. Most of our flower gardens get along great with an inch of water every two weeks (however, our humidity levels average 80% during our summers).

Hope I helped give you some ideas.

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A nice piece of statuary like a bird bath or something large and then plant around it----always put taller things in the middle---and right now you might want to do mostly annuals right now for the color and impact---although you can find some perennials. You might get more answers if you post this on our regular topics like Over the Backyard Fence or the Gazebo.

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perennials and annuals would be good there and most do well with overhead watering.

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Hi everyone, I have a plant bed in the middle of my yard, there were roses there . I had to remove them because roses don't like overhead water. We do not want to rework the sprinklers. Any ideas about plants I could put there would be appreciated. I hate looking at that big barren spot. I have no more ideas. By the way I live in Southern California.

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