Walkway and raised bed next to front door
Hi all, I am in San Diego near the coast and am looking for inspiration. I am new to California gardening and trying to learn and ask for advice!
See the attached pic for my walkway just to the left of my front door. We are having the retaining wall replaced and everything (including the house) painted a warm caramel color. I would like some sort of an upright shrub ( or one I could prune up ) planted in the raised bed. The bed is about 5 1/2 ft deep and I would love something relatively drought tolerant and providing year round interest. I considered a manzanita but heard they are slow growing and I want to block out the neighbors grill sooner than later :)
I also want to plant something relatively narrow on either side of the walkway. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any ideas.