Alternatives to Rhodies in Seattle
I am working with a lanscape designer to design our front yard of our new Seattle home (near Greenlake). We are going with a contemporary color palette look with lots of chartreuse groundcover along with black mondo grass, and lots of reds/burgandy plants and trees. The front yard is fairly sunny, so plants need to be okay with little shade/full sun.
So far I like all of the plants suggested, except for these rhodies. They don't seem to fit (or maybe I'm just not a fan of the Rhododendron--that may make me unpopular here?!?), and I would like to know if you have suggestions for alternatives. She has 24 of these plants in the plan, so I think I need to find something that I love, not that are just "okay" with me.
10 - Rhododendon 'Ostbo's Red Elizabeth' Dwarf Red reblooming Rhodie
14 - Rhododendon 'Snow Lady' Dwarf White Rhododendron
Thanks for your advice!
Deb (a novice!)