Re-landscaping to Shrubs and Perennials


I have been re doing the entire perimeter of the house and along our driveway which has a huge bulk head bed the entire length. It is just too much work, so removing things and planting things that are pretty and will return each year with little maintenance except pruning or cutting back in fall and spring. The climate has also changed here in the Seattle area, and we are able to grow and have many new things thrive! It is still a work in progress but it is getting there!
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
This is the east side of the house where it is almost all shade, we also removed ugly arborvitae and put up a fence planted this last year, except the Rhody which I cut to the ground 2 years ago
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
this side of the house is all sun and it was all St Johns Wort, OMG what a nightmare to remove!!! Planted this last spring.
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
this is a new perennial bed we added along the fence line, the red shrub is weigela and should reach about 6 feet tall, we planted this last spring as well
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
The sunny east side and new rock path
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
one of the raised beds just starting to bloom
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
this is my front bed by the front door it is on the east side of the house so morning sun and afternoon shade
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
another bed with perennials
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
part of the rockery
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
a favorite combination of mine are pansies and nicotiana, my pansies come back every year
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
one of my many lilacs this one is Sensation
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
lithodora and succulents
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
visitors in the back yard, we have several very large for trees and they have been visiting for a couple years now, other and her child
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
we have lots of hummingbirds this is a Rufous, we only have them in spring and summer, the flower is Monarda
re landscaping to shrubs and perennials, flowers, gardening, landscape, perennial, succulents
We have Anna's hummingbirds year round and we have many in our yard, ir you want hummers plant this Lucifer crocosmia the love it!

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  • Sharon Carson Dunham
    on Jun 22, 2014

    Rhonda, you've done an extremely beautiful job....this is what I've been doing. Keep the annuals mainly in window boxes, hanging pots. The rest, perennials! Makes life a lot easier and enjoyable...winter is long here in NH so spring starts with an array of perennials that pop us. Worth putting the time into doing! I'm still at it!

    • Rhonda Clements
      on Jun 22, 2014

      @Sharon Carson Dunham I am still working on the back part of the yard, we put a veggie garden in the very back and I am planting low shrubs in front of it to provide a little break and we now have a whole area along a new cedar fence where we took out an ugly arborvitae hedge, so we need some greenery along that fence it is just way to prison like with nothing there since it is about 75 yrds long. But making some progress there and other places just filling holes now with perennials. I do annuals in hanging pots and boxes on the deck railing as well as a few in the front of one of the raised garden beds we built. I am so glad it is almost done though it has been a lot of hard work. Thanks for looking and commenting

  • Farhan Sheikh
    on May 14, 2015

    Such a lovely garden you have!

    • Rhonda Clements
      on May 15, 2015

      @Farhan Sheikh thank you so much, it has been a lot of hard work since I am doing it all myself

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