side bed before and almost after..

hurlee(6)May 20, 2011

This was my side yard right after I laid out the beds and put down mulch a few years ago. I have been adding a little every year. I tried a row of holly which looked awful, I think the were diseased. Then decided to go for a mixed look with shrubs and perennials. I like it much better. I'll post pictures later this summer when things are blooming.

I haven't mulched or edged yet since it's been raining for 3 months straight here. I've tried lots of perennials that didn't do well in part shade. I'm going more for interesting textures and foliage now.

thanks for looking

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Beautiful transformation. The mixed hedge is a great choice there.

What is the chartreuse plant? Love that bright pop of color.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 3:49PM
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lavender_lass(4b)

Your beds are so nice and cool looking, perfect for a hot summer day! That arch is wonderful, too. What do you have growing up the sides?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 5:05PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

what a great change. It looks wonderful.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 8:49PM
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mehearty(So ME z5a)

Fabulous! Your neighborhood looks charming! You did a great job. =)

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 5:14PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

That is a great transformation. I love all the pops of yellow throughout. I also love that arbor!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2011 at 6:13PM
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