My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a property where the landscaping could use some work - there are two areas that I'm looking to put in some shrubs and or plants. Oklahoma is not my native state, so I'm slowly learning about what works well here! For both of these areas I'm hoping to find things that are low maintenance and don't have to be replanted every year (I'd rather spend my maintenance time in the veggie garden!). So here are the details:
The south side of the house - there's currently nothing there now and no shade to speak of. It's a one story house with windows about 3-4 feet off the ground.
The west side of the house against a concrete porch that's about 1 1/2 feet above ground level. This area is very heavily shaded by a couple big oak trees. This is the area I'm having the most trouble with - don't know if I can get anything to grow there and might just try to do something interesting with rocks!
Any ideas would be so appreciated! This year was my first with a veggie garden in Oklahoma and I learned so much from this forum (mostly lurking) - there are so many knowledgeable and obviously talented people here that are so generous with information. Gleaning from all your knowledge, my first year went really well (and continues to go well...) and I'm making expansion plans for next year - can completely see how gardening can become an addiction!