Any Landscape Suggestions?
I am looking for suggestions as what to plant along the foundation along the "back" of the house. I say "back" of the house but it's what you see when you drive into the driveway (see photos). On the left corner of the house is a Potentilla and right Bridal Wreath Spirea In between there is a two foot wide border with white bearded iris and blue forget-me-nots. I'm not thrilled with the iris although they do cover the foundation and the forget-me-not are nice but don't last long and look ratty after blooming. I could pull them out but needed to re-seed for the following year.
I am partial to perennials; shrubs are not an option as snow sliding off the roof would flatten them. I'm primarily interested in relatively "low maintenance" foliage plants. Peonies, hostas and daylillies have done well for us although since this side of the house faces SSW, hostas may not be an option even though there are several kinds which are said to do well in full sun.
I'm not limiting myself to these three plant types as there are many other foliage plants available. I'd appreciate any ideas you may have including the size and shape of the bed. I'd like the plantings to be somewhat subtle since I don't want to overwhelm the house or view.