We finally got the port for my memory stick reinstalled on the puter. So hereÂs the re-landscaping project so far.
This is the right side of my front porch. The area where the Weeping Norway Spruce is, is where we had to dig the 5Âx5Â hole to waterproof the basement wall behind the stairs. IÂm real happy with the shape of the spruce.
In front of it in that little courtyard, are 3 varigated Azalea Silversword, one that is a bit confused and blooming:
On the other side of the courtyard, (where we had to dig out a 3Â stump), are more Azalea Silversword and an evergreen, curly leaved, privet (canÂt remember the name):
In front of the courtyard on that side, are 9 Buxus Green Mountain and 5 double Knockout Roses. In this pic, IÂve temporarily placed some mums whose homes are TBD:
In front of the courtyard on the other side is a Blue Spruce 'MontgomeryÂ IÂve placed one of my containers beside it for some color for now:
The front portion is where we had to dig out the limestone slag. I took this pic just as I beginning to determine how big a job it was going to be remiving that stuff:
To the right of the Montgomery and temp. container is Acer ÂFireglowÂ, a sport of ÂBloodgoodÂ that gets 10Âx10Â. ItÂs approx 5Â now:
HereÂs the rest of the area in front of the garage. Next to 'FireglowÂ is the rescued Daphne, more Boxwood, the area reserved for Magnolia ÂJane' and a Tiger-eye Sumac. IÂm not sure I like the latter and/or like it there:
HereÂs the infamous boulder retaining wall. You would not believe how heavy these boulders are and how many times I shoved them around and turned them around. The 2 on either side of the end of the walk have to be moved somewhere else, but I donÂt know where:
HereÂs the other side of the retaining wall. There are 5 Weigelia Wine & Roses and Sedum Angelina around the pear tree.
The idea behind using the boxwood hedge, is to hide the skunky appearance of perennials at this time of year behind them. I like the 'S' curve of the boxwood, but may have to adjust the placement, reduce or add to them when the Magnolia gets delivered.
Now I have a question for you guys. I need to add some evergreens. IÂm thinking about 3 ea oOn either side of the new walk and am considering 'Juniperus horizontalis ÂLimeglowÂ. Below is a link. IÂve mocked it up using Hakonechloa which is similar in texture and color. What do you guys think?
So thatÂs it so far. I think I need my own gardener that I can just direct!