Front Yard Landscape Without a Door
We have a very difficult landscape situation. We live in a wonderful 120 year old Victorian home located in a historic district, but with a unique twist. Our front door is not on the front of our house. It is actually facing the side of the house along the driveway. The other issue is the front of our house faces north and gets partial sunlight in spots. A large blue spruce at the west end prevents it from getting much if any evening sun, but it does get some morning sun.
We did plant 3 hydrangeas a bunch of hostas, columbine, ferns, a small Japanese maple, and two very small rhododendrons. On paper, the design looked great. When I got in into the ground, it did not address the height of the house at all. As shown in the attached photo, each of those front windows is 8 feet high.
Does anyone have any suggestions?