Secondly, I quit worrying so much about the front garden. Also a rather big step. Instead of hemming and hawing about what to put into it, how it will look etc. I decided to let my eyes and my heart guide me. The guided me right to the closest nursery, and back out with a carload of perennials , annuals, and flowering shrubs. Into the bed they went, in groups of threes, soon to be backed up (I left plenty of spaces) with OGRs, both in shrub and climbing form. Sometimes it is best, I believe, to just jump in feet first. I am sure things will probably change, as is the nature of a garden, but at least I now have a better palette to experiment with. It doesn't look too bad for a first try. Salvia faricinea, bush daisy, plumbago, snapdragon, cleome, and daylilies will frolic together with the already planted spirea, and of course the aforementioned roses. A small flowering tree will anchor one end and add some much needed height. Which type I have not really decided, but that will come in time. My thought is, for now, its better than an expanse of plain brown mulch, and considering the neighborhood, it is still the best looking yard on the street. So now, in this beautiful sunny weather, I am off to toil in the garden. Soil to move, grass to dig out, and a whole new plan to be excited about. Enjoy the pics below and hopefully some updates will come soon! (if my back doesnt give out)
Im hoping eventually for a more lush appearance. The addition of daylilies and roses will help. But aren't the bush daisies adorable?
Some things are still in pots, waiting to go in the ground, which will happen soon.
Sort of a rough layout of the new garden plan. Im really very excited!