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House Front Gardens

House Front Garden (Left Side)


This is a classic 1950’s house with typical foundation shrubs, holly, and boxwood.  I have added some hydrangea and yew to make it more interesting.  The grass area struggles because of lack of sunlight.  I keep increasing the size of the pine straw area to compensate. This garden varies from part sun near the front door walkway to full shade moving to the left and down the steppingstone path.  The path was made to combat severe erosion during heavy rainstorms.  I have planted a variety of shade loving plants in this area.

Leopard Plant


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Shade, 18” tall, blooms in fall, deer resistant, evergreen


Aquilegia canadensis

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Native, 24” high, blooms April and May, hummingbird pollinator


Various Plants

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Shade, part shade


Arum italicum

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Shade, 12”, red berries, evergreen

Flowering Fern

Incarvillea delavayi

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Part shade, 18 inches tall, blooms late spring


Brunnera macrophylla

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Part to full shade, 15 inches, blooms spring


Podyphylum peltatum

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Native, Shade, 18”, bloom April to June

Fruit can be used to make jelly.

House Front Garden (Right Side)

Carissa Holly

Acebo Carissa

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Sun, 3 feet high, evergreen, chosen because it needs little pruning

Plum Yew


Part sun, 48 inches high, evergreen, chosen because of texture

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