Starting last spring, I have been doing a major re-do of the front Welcome Garden. After Sue's advice ("you need more green"), I have added a bunch of Calgary Carpet junipers to this area, which will eventually fill in and provide a low maintenance groundcover out here (I'm cheap, I buy small plants!) As they grow, I will gradually phase out some other plants that don't go with the new colour scheme, and move them to the other areas of the yard (the front Entry garden has lots of space!) I am really excited about this idea because it will make the garden closer to the street more low maintenance, and bring more of the flowering plants up closer to the house where I can enjoy them from inside as well as outside!
To see how this garden has evolved over time, click here and scroll down.