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Help with front entrance garden
bronan
January 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
i have recently pulled out the ugly trees that were around the edge of our front lawn where the white fence is. on the other side of the fence is trees and our driveway.
i need to plant some formal plants in this garden to make the entranceway look great and inviting and a lovely experience for guests coming in.
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Aja Mazin
It would be helpful to state where you live .
January 22, 2013 at 12:05am   
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bronan
i live in Newlands, Wellington New Zealand
January 22, 2013 at 12:09am   
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Aja Mazin
I live in Florida so I have no idea what grows well in your area.
Sorry, but I will be no help.

Your home is lovely!
January 22, 2013 at 12:39am   
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onthefence
Do you have a native plant nursery near you? Many are thrilled to talk about the plants that are native to the area and will grow well. They're also quite happy to help you with some basic designs for planting.
January 22, 2013 at 12:57am   
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Susanna
Bronan,
Love the black trim around the window and door. I also think you have a nice start with the urns. Would you consider painting those black? You can also add striped hostas in around the base of the little trees. It will make them more prominent and hostas work well in formal spaces. They will be happy to share urn space until the tree gets too big but then you get a bigger urn anyway. I think the added greenery with the white stripes on the leaves will be beautiful with your house colors.
Check with the garden nursery near you as some hostas are shade only and others can take some sun. They might suggest something even better...
I don't know your budget but I would also suggest brick between the stone squares so guests don't have to leap frog to the porch :-) Good luck. I think you will have a nice space.
January 22, 2013 at 7:20pm   
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Susanna
Also...where is your porch light?
January 22, 2013 at 7:23pm   
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