How can I fill this empty space in my yard?


I recently bought a home that originally had three large rhododendrons in the front of it. The center rhododendron died, and the previous owners removed it. I would like to somehow fill the empty space left by the missing plant, but I am not sure what would look good there. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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  6 answers
  • Jessica Cuellar Jessica Cuellar on May 18, 2019

    Box Planter with different colored plants.

    A different or same colored Rhododendron.

    A seating area.

    Good luck

    • Doreen Doreen on May 18, 2019

      Thanks for this idea, Jessica, finding box planters to fit the space should not be hard. I had thought about a seating area, but the ground there is not level.

  • on May 18, 2019

    How about some tall ornamental grasses. A cluster of three would look fabulous. :)

  • William William on May 19, 2019

    How about building a trellis with a pink climbing rose. Height should be half way between the top of the windows and the gable vent.

    • Doreen Doreen on May 19, 2019

      That idea sound lovely, William. Would I have to fasten the trellis to the brick that is on the side of the house, or could the trellis just be leaned against the brick? If it must be fastened, how would I do that?

  • William William on May 19, 2019

    Make the trellis with some long extensions and bury them in the ground. Use a couple screws and screw into the siding just above the brick so it won't be wonky. Add wood spacers behind the trellis to take up the space before screwing in.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 19, 2019

    Speaking from personal experience, if you do not want those 2 rhodo bushes to entirely take over this space, and totally block all the light coming into your windows, it would be best to start pruning them now.

    Rhodo branches can become very dense and hard to cut once they mature, and with the land sloping, it will be difficult to safely stand up on a level step stool reach the top of the bushes once they get too high. Go for quality, not quantity.

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    • Doreen Doreen on May 22, 2019

      Thank you so much, this information is very helpful!

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jun 30, 2021

    place a bench ?