Landscaping help!!!
May 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
The bushes in the pic, came with the house. It's not appealing to me, but I have no green thumb to speak of;( Looking for something that blooms in the summer and is low maintenance. The area gets mostly shade with some afternoon sun. Any suggestions??
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Try xeriscape - low water and low maintenance. There will be some for your part of the country. You can probably keep the azaleas but if the other plants don't flower I'd replace them.
Lose the Lawn
Meadow Planting
New Perennial Style
Great Plant Combinations
Rustic Pergola
May 5, 2013 at 3:57PM   
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The County Extension Office of your state university will have a list of plants that are native to your area. These plants should need little to not additional water once they are established (usually the first growing season). Learn what plants are native to your area.

Go to your local plant nursery (not national chain). The horticulturalist on staff will be able to answer all of your questions.
May 5, 2013 at 6:03PM     
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I would add a picket fence with roses. That will really cozy up the home. On your colums I would plant jasmine. Its beautiful, evergreen and will soften the front of your home. I would add white picket railings to the porch area. Pots with beautiful ferns beside the door. Replace the star shutters with solid real working shutters. I would remove the storm door. What a great house you have. Love it.
May 5, 2013 at 6:22PM     
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