Front of the house help!

I just pulled 2 dead bushes out of the front of this house on either side of the tree. Any idea what would look really nice to plant. I am stumped. I was to jazz it up and make the front POP!
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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 22, 2018
    If you want to go back with shrubs, go with bright flowering shrubs or shrubs with bright showy leaf color. Plant annuals that are bright and will show above the rock edging along the edges and filling in the empty areas. With annuals you will be able to try different colors and heights until you find what look you want.

  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 22, 2018
    Depends on your light but here are a few suggestions: Hibiscus, Hydrangea, a clematis on a trellis, grasses.

  • Susan McKnight-Balus Susan McKnight-Balus on Apr 22, 2018
    Full sunlight all day long...

  • Carlene Clark Carlene Clark on Apr 23, 2018
    You could use tall plant holders then put Daphne in one & a miniture Rose bush in the other one.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 23, 2018
    Why not have a change and put up Shutters on the windows and Window Boxes. You could also put in Evergreen shrubs under in border..........

    • Rosemary N Rosemary N on Apr 26, 2018
      Excellent idea! This would give you a nice pop of color. I'd also suggest shrubs or perennials that give some pizzazz. Maybe flowering quince bushes, or azaleas or iberis. Shasta daisies, coreopsis, that kind of thing.

  • Lin G Lin G on Apr 23, 2018
    How about making pockets of earth in the surrounding wall and growing Alpines? I have 2 sweet smelling Azaleas (need acid soil), you could grow them in containers.

  • Susan McKnight-Balus Susan McKnight-Balus on Apr 23, 2018
    shutters would be cute. What color tho on the brick????

  • Lst12015697 Lst12015697 on Apr 23, 2018
    Your house is cute..I agree above some shutters .I can't see the rest of the but maybe white wash the brick. Your options for garden pop are great depending on how much maintenance you want!😊

  • Rymea Rymea on Apr 23, 2018
    It would look nice to bring the rock edging out further in a circle at the corner. Then put something tall there like a dogwood tree or evergreen tree.

  • Jdt16969283 Jdt16969283 on Apr 24, 2018
    Maybe something climbing where the bush is and the shutters with window boxes....keep the stone wall - maybe creeping phlox in it.

  • Susan McKnight-Balus Susan McKnight-Balus on Apr 24, 2018
    awesome help and awesome ideas! Thank you. I am going to look into shutters, am thinking of getting a trellis for under windows and have something right climb up like Clematis.... and/or something else with color. Then in front of trellis some colorful bush, but not sure what one yet. Not sure what color shutters either. Red/White or Black... lol decisions!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 26, 2018
    Glad you agree.......

  • Diane Diane on Apr 26, 2018
    Knock out roses or even one of the small decorative trees, or maybe a Japanese maple. You could even use a small spotlight with the trees.