Need help restoring Victorian front walkway
Last year we moved into this fabulous 110 year old Victorian home. My husband and I have been restoring the exterior. We happened upon a stone walkway leading up to the front of the house that was hidden under the lawn of Bermuda grass. We are in the process of removing the sod and using it in the backyard. But I'm not a gardener, per se, and I have no idea what to plant in the approximately 3-4 foot wide beds on either side of the walkway. I will try to post photos so that you may have a better visualization. I'm new to this site so I'm not sure how to do that.
I would like something low growing with visual interest during different seasons. The walkway gets a good bit of sun during morning to noon time and then becomes shaded by a 100 year old willow oak during the afternoon. I am in Zone 8 and would like some Victorian appropriate plants and or traditional southern plants that do well with a novice gardener.
I purchased 4 Knockout roses in yellow and am considering planting them along the path. Does anyone have ideas they would share with me?