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.
Shade, 18” tall, blooms in fall, deer resistant, evergreen
Native, 24” high, blooms April and May, hummingbird pollinator
Shade, part shade
Shade, 12”, red berries, evergreen
Part shade, 18 inches tall, blooms late spring
Part to full shade, 15 inches, blooms spring
Native, Shade, 18”, bloom April to June
Fruit can be used to make jelly.
House Front Garden (Right Side)
Sun, 3 feet high, evergreen, chosen because it needs little pruning
Part sun, 48 inches high, evergreen, chosen because of texture