I moved into a new home two years ago where the landscaping hadn't been kept up. So I have mostly trees and weeds. I'm slowly trying to make pretty beds that I can enjoy.
The Driveway bed is currently my focus. It is 16 x 16 and is full of 30 foot trees that have been allowed to take over. I plan to remove all of the trees except for the cypress that is 8 feet back from the road and 4 feet from the side fence.
So far I have purple iris, ice plant, and a 3 bulb clump of dark purple asiatic lilies. At the edge is a dwarf red crepe myrtle. I hope to add some of the blue bachelor buttons next spring. And some of the pinkish purple zinnia that have multiple branches. But on the shady side I'm kind of stumped with what would look good. Several of my neighbors are able to just plop a couple of plants in the ground and it looks like it's professionally done. That doesn't seem to work for me. So I could use all the help I can get. Thanks ahead of time.
I'm looking to stay with the darker colors, red, purple, blue.