Here are details of the plants we used.
Prolific bloomers, tolerant of full sun, dwarf habit. We got two shades of red for the front and white along the side.
These are planted between the azaleas. They almost look like bluebonnets when in bloom.
Fall colors (I thought I had a better picture somewhere, but I could not find it):
These have tons of yellow blooms in the fall.
Burning Bush Euonymus
Vibrant red fall color.
It was a moment of indiscretion.
The next few plants are in front of the walkway.
Anthony Waterer Spiraea
Maybe it’s named “waterer” because, like the other plants, it likes to gobble up water? It will have lots of little pinkish flowers when in bloom.
This tiny succulent turns a nice red in the fall.
This one is in the early stages of a bloom.
Attracts butterflies. Seriously! Lots of nice, vibrant, small flowers.
Gold Flame Spiraea
Not quite sure what this does yet.
The hollies had a horrible shape when I moved in. I hacked the back to stumps two winters ago. They have grown back nicely.
This plant doesn’t look all that great. Maybe it will grow back better in the spring?
Nikko Blue Hydrangea
This plant never looked happy. In fact, it looked downright crappy as winter set in.
My latest project, performed yesterday. We have some overgrown boxwoods on the side of the garage. Normally I wouldn’t complain about these, but they give a great hiding place for someone who wishes to attack people returning home.
They look full in the picture, but don’t let that deceive you. They were actually quite spindly.
We’re now just going to replace them entirely with a shade loving plant.