I am in the process of trying to figure out a landscape design plan for my 120 year old Victorian and want to try to make the front and sides of the house look similar if not the same as they did back in the late 1890Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s.
After talking with some local historians in the area, they gave me a list of plants that were commonly used during the time period. Most of these were not a surprise and including hydrangea, hockey suckle, viburnum, lilac, cotoneaster, spirea, ivy, and a hand full of flowering perennials. One also mentioned wisteria.
Does anyone have any links that might be helpful regarding placement of these around houses? I have an interesting situation in that the front of my house is almost total shade. It is a very tall north facing wall and is only about 20 feet from the sidewalk. It would make a great landscape bed though.