Last year I showed you my newly planted garden in the front of my house. I planted several herbs, a lilac bush, a butterfly bush and various other plants and flowers. It did well and some of the herbs even survived the winter.
They couldn’t survive my dh, though. Early this spring weeds encroached on the plants, so I asked the dh to put some weed killer on them. He did a fantastic job of it, except he put weed killer on ALL the plants! The weeds died, but so did some of the herbs. A few of the bushes struggled and turned shabby-looking, but luckily the butterfly bush and the lilac were not too damaged.
It gave me an excuse to to replace some of the bushes, which was something I wanted to do anyway. The ones I’d chosen before just were not as pretty as I’d hoped, and now they were half their former selves. I moved them to the side of the house, which desperately needed plants.
It is a little hard to see, but each side of the house has the same configuration.
I am not a gardener, so I have no idea how these bushes will look when they grow bigger, but I’m hopeful that they will bring some color to the front of the house.
In the next few weeks I plan to plant some annuals all along the border and in the pots on the stoop. The front of the house gets afternoon sun. I’d love to get your recommendations. I want something colorful and not too labor intensive.
What would you plant? Advise me!