Hey everyone. Usually I post in the cottage gardens forum, but I have a question and am open to comments about my front yard. This forum is more appropriate.
Below are pictures. I'm not quite sure what to do yet. I have some preliminary problems, but the main issue are the three spirea bushes that currently occupy the front beds.
I am going to be putting a dutchman's pipe vine to go up one of the columns/posts, and an alba rose to go up another column or post to soften the look of the porch its self. Also, I will be putting a smaller japanese maple specimen on the left side of the stairs in the middle of the bed to add interest and height.
That being said, what kind of shrubs would look good in place of the three spireas? There are two on the left side and one on the right side. The area is part sun/part shade. Any ideas?
We are eventually getting a wrought-iron fence, so ignore the chain link. also, we are still painting the porch, on the right you can see the bottom is a dark brown and the railing will be white to match the house. If you have any ideas about the color of the railing, let me know about that too.