What to plant?
This is our first year in our home and I really need all the help I can get with the landscaping. The main area that is bothering me is a small bed near our kitchen/dining nook window which is 3' off the ground. The west facing bed was created by the previous homeowners and is rectangle about 4'wide by 6'long. On one corner there are some irises I believe by the foliage that have come up this year but nothing else. The major delima is that we have a large black lab that loves to lie on at least half of the bed. He has a doggie bed but doesn't use it; we also have two acres of land and many other better places to lie but he loves this spot. I think it is because he loves being able to see us through the window and it is also close to the back door.
I don't think removing the bed is really the best option either because it is the only decorative/flower spot near the back door and would be really nice view from the window. So any advice? Anything that could carpet that portion of the bed? I thought about moss and plants in the areas he doesn't lie in but moss is for shade, right? This bed gets plenty of sunlight. Any other ideas?