suggestions for the front garden - pic included

jodikayAugust 3, 2010

Here is a picture of my front garden as you drive up to the house. I would like the garden to look good from all sides, even though I spend most of my time inside the garden or looking out at it from inside the house. I am looking for ideas/suggestions on how to hide/make, what I call the back side, look good. The plants for the most part sit lower than the top railing. It gets pretty much full sun except for right away in the morning. I lean towards the blues, purples, pink. I have been trying to use more foliage color and not relying on bloom color.

Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. Zone 4, what I used to call zone 3. Thanks,


Driving up to the house, picture taken today

Inside the garden, picture taken mid June

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rubybaby43(z4 MN/n. metro)

Wow! I can't make any suggestions because I think it looks great!! I'm not understanding what there is that needs hiding. It looks like you've got a few things in there that will fill in as time goes on. I think it's beautiful and well-maintained!

Kristy :)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 12:57PM
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I would put some low-growing "spillers" along the edge and some winter-interest plants, perhaps some taller conifers in the backgrounds.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 1:13PM
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Thanks for the comments. I hadn't thought about spillers, and I see now that vertical ht would be helpful.

I appreciate it!


    Bookmark   August 7, 2010 at 9:05AM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I love what you've got already. I might get one or two of the pre-made iron trellis or archways to put over the paths and use them for annual climbing vines.


    Bookmark   October 31, 2010 at 1:02PM
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