Please help! Old Victorian house
Hello, friends. Here is a photo of the front of my Victorian. As you can see, it is in need of some SERIOUS love. There were 3 rhododendrons planted right at the base of the porch, but after 1 year, they died. My mom thinks it was moles. Anyway, I'm really wanting to go for the "cottage garden" type look. I'd like to plant some things in front of the house, and also up against the fence. Preferably low-ish maintenance perennials with a decent bloom time. I was considering some type of rosebushes or maybe hydrangeas? I don't really go for the knock-out rose because in my opinion, the blooms are too small. Too much green, not enough red. I would really appreciate suggestions. Thank you!