Monday, May 31, 2010
The second weekend we planted the bushes and put down the stone. As you can see in the picture below I placed trees on my corners for height, and then planted the bushes in between in a pattern where one half mirrored the other. Again, the best tip I can give anyone who is looking to landscape is to make sure you select plants that give you color, foliage, and blooms throughout the coarse of the year.
We selected a red bud for the corner of the porch and a weeping spruce for the other corner. At the base of the Red Bud I planted 3 carpet junipers which will eventually grow to cover the ground underneath tree. Now for color I planted some Gold Flame Spirea and a purple leaf Sand Cherry. For some different flowering bushes I planted Miss Kim Lilacs (they are a drawrf lilac) a Wegila (which the humming birds like) and 2 Hydrangea (see the red colored one at the very top of the post; it is a Summertime Lace). And, to ensure we will still have some foliage in winter I planted 2 Birds Nest Spruce. For some filler I planted two Hostas (these plants do well in the shade) and some Emerald and Gold Eunoymous.