Above: view from the front steps. The hydrangeas close to the house are mostly in shade but the rest of the garden is sunny.
Tip: the bamboo tipis are to cover choice plants that I don't want the hares to nibble. I only keep them on when the plants are young. Once they are established they have to be able to fend for themselves. If a plant really can't survive on its own in the hare-heaven of my front yard, then it gets moved to the back or donated to a friend. Next year there will be no tipis in my front garden.