Our front landscape is still young. It's a work in progress (aren't most things around here).
My original plantings (oh, those holy bushes) were ruined the first winter. Last year I shared with you how I LANDSCAPED THE CHEAP AND FREE WAY. This year I thought I'd share how the front landscaping is looking this Spring.
I absolutely love the curve of the sidewalk (thanks Hubby). I want that, along with the brick foundation to always be dominant. I also like the look of the black mulch...I always want to see that also.
I guess what I'm getting at is...
I don't like a cluttered look. For this space, I want that 'less is more' look.
I'm hoping to achieve a serene feel, and of course... low maintenance!
As the wintergem bushes grow, I plan on keeping them trimmed to still highlight the brick, mulch, and curved sidewalk. But, as they are still small, I felt like I needed to add some 'fillers'.
My Mom gave me some small dianthus' last year. They weren't even blooming when she gave them to me. WOW! Look at them now.
I love the pop of color that they add and I'm diggin' how they help to fill the space.
I love to use rocks in a lot of my landscaping projects. Rocks add substance all year round.
They also provide a great back drop for these beautiful phlox. Oh, I hope to keep them under control!
I used a few rocks at the base of my garden flag to help pretty up that rather bland pole.
When in bloom, this hyacinth stood so beautiful.
So as I add to this young landscape, I can't help but wonder...
As the bushes grow and fill in the space...
Will I be removing some of these 'fillers'?
Only time will tell.
See what I mean...always a work in progress ;-)