Help redesigning front bed

Annette HolbrookMarch 1, 2012

This is the bed in the front of my house. It is an area that is between the front stoop and the other door is the kitchen porch door. As you can see from the pics it was planted with some evergreens and some summer annual. Everything in the bed has now been removed except for some Helleborous that is clustered on the end furthest from the front door. I will leave that if possible.

The issue with the bed is that a) it doesn't drain very well and to fix the drainage would be very costly at this point and b) the 2/3 up against the house is TOTAL shade and then the front part (where the annuals are) is baking sun due to the position of the house.

I was thinking rock garden and a bench, maybe some conifers? I'm at a loss, I know it could be really charming, just need some ideas.

Here's a pic of the whole house, area in question is between the front door (center of house) over to kitchen door (toward left).

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Annette Holbrook

Here are some pics of the bed today, will finish clearing it this weekend. The ferns will probably get moved (DH loves them I hate them, there too messy).

Note the small clump of Lenten rose on left. There was a beautiful Daphne there for years. It was killed by a tree that knocked the gutter off the house and the gutter sliced the Daphne down the center, so the locale is good for a Daphne.

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