Existing garden: Save or start over?
We bought our first house a year ago and the previous owners had planted various perennials around a tree in the center of the backyard (picture below!). Their plant selection was not ideal, because virtually all of it blooms in spring -- and very little blooms in summer/fall.
We want to add summer/fall color (daylilies, etc.). We're torn between two choices:
1) Carve out some space and just drop the new plants into the existing mix.
2) Remove the existing plants, build a raised bed, and basically start from scratch.
Your thoughts??? Thanks!