front landscape plan- need suggestions- pics included
Here is a picture of the front of the house straight on, followed by a picture a bit more from the side to show where new bed will go. Hope the text on the photo is clear, but if not, here is a summary.
Looking for overall impression of plan and these specifics:
1) What can I put at the end of the new bed in front of neighbors fence (landscaper suggested spruce, but I think it will grow too large for the area. Looking for large tall shrub or tree. Need to keep it contained so doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t go into neighbors yard
2) Landscaper suggested coral bells for miscellaneous placement. Would rather go with another perennial in addition to the astilbe and blue fescue grass suggested. Considered purple heuchera but concerned as is over used in my subdivision- may still consider this though- any other suggestions?
3) Torn between Pink Diamond Hydragenea or Limelight Hydragenea. Any experiences with either?
Here is a summary of plan:
Remove existing 3 rugosa rose buses from front of path to house and relocate to backyard
Remove existing birch tree and move to backyard
Remove juniper around crab tree on right of photo
Expand planting bed to create island on right side of photo by neighborÃ¯Â¿Â½s split rail fence to sidewalk.
Move existing globe arborvitae closer together (5 under windows on right side of photo, 3 under windows left side of photo).
Add either Pink Diamond Hydragenea or Limelight Hydragenea to bed in front of windows on left side of photo in front of 3 globe arborvitae.
Add 3 new pink knockout rose bushes to replace 3 current rugosa rose bushes
Add 5 new pink knockout rose bushes to new planting bed in front of neighborÃ¯Â¿Â½s fence.
Add spruce tree in new planting bed (right side of photo) probably near sidewalk which I think will grow too large for the area so weÃ¯Â¿Â½d like a large bush here or small tree (needs to be narrowish to keep it from overlapping neighborÃ¯Â¿Â½s property.
Ground cover by existing lilac buses flanking entrance, by crab tree, by Spruce on new island (or replacement suggestion of large bush or small tree)
5 large hosta by crab tree
18 coral bells (I prefer another perennial- concerned about purple heuchera as is over used in my subdivision- may still consider this though)- grouped by hydregena, by and by porch area
11 blue fescue grasses- 3 by hydregenia and by coral bells (or other perennial we decide to use)
Thanks for any advice!