What to plant where there is nothing!!
I'm renting this house, and the landlord has given me full permission to landscape. I don't want to spend a lot of money, but I really need some flowers!!! In the small plot between the front door and the garage I have 5 David Phlox in the back, a row of black and blue salvia in the middle and I've been putting annuals in the front. We've only been here 6 months so I hope those perennials will make it!! I would like some plants to the left of the front door, I was thinking some nice flowering bushes to keep it tidy looking and easy to maintain. I like flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds so anything in that family would be nice. The house faces NW, and gets heavy afternoon sun. There are NO TREES in the whole neighborhood, so it can become a wind tunnel. Each house is on a acre of land, and not all of the plots are even built on. I have seen many bluebirds and many hummingbirds. It used to be farmland until 1996. I know the Phlox will add some nice scents - and there is a Crape Myrtle in the front near the ditch. There are pink knock out roses on both sides of the driveway near the end and I'm going to put some flower carpet scarlet roses around the mailbox. I'm going to put some more rose bushes and bee balm on the south west side of the house and there is a Rose of Sharon hibiscus there, too. Any ideas? Thanks :) Christy