Brick house landscaping

sarah.brownJune 16, 2012

I just bought a house and I would like to put some plants out in the front that would really compliment the bricks of the house. I have never gardened before so maybe plants that are good for beginners. I desperately need help.

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duluthinbloomz4

First, clean it up and/or clean it out. Clearer, close up pictures posted again here or on the Name That Plant forum could identify what you've got quickly and tell you what's worth saving and either replanting in the planter or elsewhere in the yard.

A head on full picture of the whole yard, taken from the street would be helpful, too.

Nice brick, nice Craftsman-style house. Where are you and what direction does the house face?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 1:40PM
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designoline6(Z6)

Does the house face south?are you from Z6?I change the sidewalk,the bed ...all,you select.you could check in my pics in other thread too.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 11:41AM
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designoline6(Z6)

This a other design opinion.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 6:02AM
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inkognito

Are you there Sarah? You can ignore the Disney land renditions but karin asks some pertinent questions and this way creativity lies. It is an interesting house and I think you could go beyond even "complimenting" to accentuating. Clean it out and post some more pictures.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 5:21PM
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aloha2009

Please ignore inkognitos rudeness. Sadly this childishness continues on.

I agree with Deluth's suggestion of finding out what you have the may be worth using elsewhere. The covered patio screams, come stay awhile and visit. Your house is very cute as is in it's very rough stage of landscaping. When you're all done it will look magnificent.

I like Design's rendition with a small ornamental tree in the front. How wonderful to look out from your covered patio. I would do fewer under plantings though.

A pic of the house straight on would be nice too. Are you looking at only plants or are you open to hardscaping changes?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:24PM
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designoline6(Z6)

This forum have improved some,post any pics easily.
aloha2009,thank you for the comment.there are tired something sometime for many years.I always ignore it.
don't cut this thread interesting,I continue.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 8:52AM
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designoline6(Z6)

I like add a patio too.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 6:42AM
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aloha2009

Design the OP's covered porch doesn't need an additional patio in front. I commented on the tree because besides enhancing the brick as requested, a tree in front would enhance the view from the inside for those sitting on the porch.

Still hoping Sarah will post additional views.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 8:19AM
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designoline6(Z6)

Just some advice,or is it nice adding a J-maple?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 12:55AM
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designoline6(Z6)

curl line wrap it.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2012 at 9:57AM
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designoline6(Z6)

other ideas.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 11:30AM
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