For those of you who read my previous thread, this is friend #3! When she moved into the house there were two large juniper bushes on either side of the walk. Her mom gave her plants she divided from her yard and that's pretty much what is there now. There are a lot of liriope in there. If you can see the small dead shrubs against the house (barely visible between the liriope), they are (or were) hydrangeas. There is a crape myrtle on the far right, and maybe a holly bush on the left (I'm aware this is invasive... not sure how to suggest she remove it since it was from her mom)? On the right towards the front I believe the large plant is sage. I'm not sure what the flowering plant is.
These photos were taken in September in zone 7a. She is also on a tight budget and I'm not sure just how much work she is willing to do but she is definitely interested in gardening. I'm trying to convince her to expand her garden into her lawn. I was thinking of either completely lining the walk to the front steps with garden merging the strip against the house with the gardens at the end and maybe putting some stepping stones on the left since they cut across the lawn to the front door from the driveway, or maybe just doing this on one side?
Will the crape myrtle be okay so close to the wall? Since she's on a budget I was hoping to share some of my plants with her. I have an abundance of obedient plant, creeping phlox, dianthus, evening primrose, candy tuft, and black eyed susans. She's definitely also willing to purchase some plants. What do you think would work in this space?