My home keyboard is fixed and I can type in Chinese but can't do that during the day.
Yes, lavender does repel mosquitos but not as effectively as mosquito tree does. Fox glove eats mosquito and mine is in full bloom now. I will post the picture this evening. Fox glove has three main colours but each flower has different stripe. It is a good idea to spread lavenders in between other flowers, I suppose. But I only like one clump for one kind to avoid the chaotic appearance. That is purely a personal taste.
Secondly, I am not saying that mixed colours are not good. In fact, a lot of people like mixed colours and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, absolutely. However, unlike many flowers and plants, the nobility of roses lies in authenticity and purity. Cross-pollination is caused by bees.
I got my fox glove at Lowe`s (19.99) --- I wanted all 3 colours but no room to put them. So I ended up with the colour I like the most. In the spring, baby fox glove was selling for only 3.99 at WM.好呐。我去找找哪有成株的fox glove，好像在Walmart見到過。
哈哈哈~~~看到就買，買了再算。。。I got my fox glove at Lowe`s (19.99) --- I wanted all 3 colours but no room to put them. So I ended up with the colour I like the most. In the spring, baby fox glove was selling for only 3.99 at WM.
Like I said, what makes roses noble is authenticity and purity, so cross-pollination should be avoided if possible. Peony and tree peony are not said to have cross pollenated.
It is an art and it took me rather some time too. If you just started, you are a great starter and I am sure you will get increasingly better. I am on to the next level now --- germinating from seeds (I saw one sprout of my soaking water lily seeds last night and need to get seeding beds for them this pm) and propagating woods and vines.
How many peonies/tree peonies do you have? I would recommend one bed for all of them and only for them --- you can make arrangements the way you like but tree peonies are getting increasing higher as the years wear on whereas peonies stay at more or less the same height all the time, I would suggest centering with tree peonies and surrounding them with peonies. You need to take colours into consideration too for the arrangement. One technicality you have to pay attention to: in transplanting peonies, try to level them at the previous level (there are usually red marks just above the ground) as much as possible. Planting them too deep/not deep enough may cause them not to bloom for up to 5 years depending on the soil because their roots need to get settled and they settle very slowly. Timing of transplant: the earlier the better so that roots have a longer period of the year to settle before being frozen.好。等妳的片片，一定是美美哒。
我前院也是木本和草本牡丹種得好近呢。現在襯弄前、後院的花槽，好好想想怎麽遷移她們，讓她們 “ 分居 ”。