This is the bed I made about a month ago. Everything in it is doing well. I planted hollyhock, lupine, cosmos, daisies and zinnia in it this weekend. I want to get a climbing rose to add to the lamp post. This bed was also expanded about a month ago. I also planted the same seedlings in this bed. I will be adding a climbing rose on each column soon...I want something to give me height and I really love a good climbing rose.
Here is a semi shot of the front yard.....the right side is now dull and boring. The round bed in the center of the yard has been a pain in the rear. Weeds thrive in that bed. Last year I ripped everything out except the Japanese Magnolia. I dug out the soil, put down plastic liner and added soil and mulch. Well that is great for keeping weeds out...but it also keeps me out. It is a royal pain to plant anything in it due to the plastic. I have to cut through it to plant....sigh...always something huh!
The left side of the yard...looks much better now than it did 2 months ago. Now....here's where I need the help. This bed needs to be TOTALLY renovated. I want to remove the 4 boxwoods (I know they need trimming...), and 3 nandinas. But then what do I do? In this bed I have the following that I will keep:
-Mexican Heather -Plumbago
-Irises -Crepe Myrtle
I want a layered effect. Something tall, then medium. I do not want azaleas. I am not tied down to keep the Crepe Myrtle in that spot. I would like something tall to the left, center, and right of the windows, then something a bit short in front of the windows...make sense? So help me out here. What do ya'll think? What should I do with this bed. Give me some ideas.......