Some much needed advice..
I recently bought a house in CT that needs lots of gardening help- some areas were beautifully done and some beds were completely overgrown when I moved in. Since everything is a bit overwhelming for a woman that has zero gardening experience, I've decided to focus first on just one bed. I'm looking for any advice I can get on how to best bring life to this area...Basically, it's a spot between the driveway and the mudroom entrance that will be seen quite often from many angles. It gets ( about 80% of this area) full sun and the soil is fairly rocky.
A few weekends back, I spent quite a while pulling out weeds and what was left was a combination of mostly ferns and hostas ( which really should be transplanted because they are not doing well here in the sun) and probrably some other combination of weeds/ plants that I'm unsure of. I did plant some flowers that were given to me as a housewarming gift( which, again, I have no idea what they were) which seemed to take decently well. I also, just yesterday, bought two drawf butterfly bushes and a knock out rose that I'm waiting to plant...
I'm looking for advice as to what would work well together in this spot and how to best arrange things