Landscaping help for front of brick house
We took out a few overgrown evergreen bushes last year and now we are ready to put in new landscaping, but don't really know where to start! We live in Michigan, Zone 5, and would like something with winter and summer interest and, as you can see from my pictures, I do like some flowers. The previous owner put in the driveway and walkway-which give us a good start. Some of the plants that are already in are (from left to right): Japanese Maple, Spirea (5) and a wild ornamental cherry on the right. On the other side of the sidewalk in the "island" is a crab-apple and day-lillies. Our house faces Northwest and gets a fair amount of shade during the day due to the large maple tree in the front yard--mostly late afternoon sun. Any suggestions would be great!!
Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of house