Foundation/Porch Plantings, Shrubs etc.
I am looking for a little help on foundation/porch plantings. I just cut out 15 40+ year old yews that were up to the windows and porch. I am redoing the porch stairs etc. and will cut in two new planting areas on either side next. I am looking for some direction on height of plants etc. with regard to the corners etc. As well as plant suggestions. I want to keep most everything low as I want sun on the porch to prevent rot etc. The front faces west. This is in NH so the plants need to be winter tolerant etc. as well as maybe nice Fall color(s).
I did this at my last house and it came out pretty nice but it took me many tries to get it right and I would like to do it only once this time. Also, my wife now has some plants she DOES NOT want this time, No Barberry, junipers, yews or euonymus.
Any help/direction would be greatly appreciated.