The question is -- what now?

ourlittleeden(Z8aArlington)August 2, 2010

We've cleared this bed outside our kitchen dining area and now we are wondering what to plant.

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This is the south side of the house, fairly dry but with good drainage (foto was taken around 5pm so there's shade from a large tree on the other side of the driveway). Near the fence, which faces east you can see a little bit of a rose bush which I'd like to keep.

Thinking about a Japanese maple in front of the windows but what else would thrive here? We've discussed sprinkling Nandinas around for soft movement and color, maybe a couple of lounging loropetalums too. Ribbon grass for edging? Attractive but low maintenance is what we seek!

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Hi ourlittleeden - Your photo didn't come through because you picked up the [img] tag instead of [html].

When you repost, go ahead and put your question on the discussions side. Just hit discussions under the top logo and post there. You'll get a lot more answers there as more folks see it.

A Japanese Maple might have a tough time there on the south side even with shade. I've attached a link to Metro Maples. They're the experts on Japanese Maples in Texas.

Post your picture and we'll take a look and make more suggestions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Metro Maples

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 1:55PM
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ourlittleeden(Z8aArlington)

Thank you soooo much! It has been reposted in Discussions per your suggestion. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 6:12PM
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