Here are some boring before pictures..nothing to special right?
We get tons of shade back there so I knew we had to pick out some shady plants for a few perennials and then add some annuals. There's still a few open corners that I'd like to fill. I was thinking about adding a few elephant ears, but it would be nice to have some additional color with a few more perennials.
In front of the bench, I decided to add a few stepping stones with the dwarf monkey grass. I've always loved this look and this was a pretty inexpensive way to get the look. We added a beautiful hydrangea bush, fern, and annuals here too.
Again, another beautiful hydrangea bush. It gets a lot of shade on this end, but I'm hoping it will be alright. Another great plant for shade are hostas, which I know will do great in their new home. Caladiums and Impatiens we also included and fertilized real well. Hopefully in a couple months, they'll be nice a full.
Another fern, hosta, caladiums, and mexican heather in front of the chimenea.
What a difference flowers can make! I'm enjoying the backyard so much more now.
Have you started your Spring planting? Have a great weekend!