Starting a flower bed
I recently bought my first home and it is a stunner (in my opinion). I love looking at other peoples gardens and this is my first chance to grow plants myself.
The house front yard was a blank slate of weeds and sparse grass. I used some pressure treated wood to block off a flower bed and filled it with red mulch. I am also starting to grow grass so please excuse the dark soil and grass seed in the pictures.
There is a palm tree growing on the corner of the house, and two sad looking shrubs that I have inherited.
I just planted some alternating Mondo grass and Big blue Liriope as a flower bed border.
Now what do I plant in the back against the house? I am looking for maybe a plant that is very leafy...or...here are my questions:
1. What big leafy plant can I grow in the back of the bed against the house that will not grow out of control and get too big?
2. Would anyone suggest I plant a "creeping" type of plant? Like a vine or creeping rose? I thought it might look pretty growing up onto the deck. But I don't want to damage the wood.
3. The "border plants" will eventually grow together and cover the wood...right? How do I keep the border plants from growing into the rest of the bed?
I live in Savannah GA if that helps anyone.
Thanks in advance!