I'm excited to find this forum and am hoping to get some suggestions.
In December my husband and I bought a home that is 3 years old. The original owners bought it and soon discovered it was too much house for them. Well, they pretty much did nothing to the exterior. The only thing they planted were two rose bushes and two asian lillies in the front of the house. One of the rose bushes isn't looking so good.
Our biggest problem is the large area they neglected between the side of the garage and the sidewalk leading to the front door. As you'll see in the photos, the area to the right of the sidewalk is about 20 feet long and 6 feet wide. There's also a very small area on the left of the sidewalk right in front of the step.
We live in Southeast Wisconsin which is hardiness zone 5. The front of the house faces due West so it doesn't get sun until mid-late afternoon.
Any experienced gardeners out there have any suggestions of what to plant - especially in the larger area. A friend divided some variegated hostas for me, which are currently planted in pots until I figure out what else to put there.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
PS - I'm going to create a second post regarding the planter areas we had built as part of a patio in the backyard. Any advice there would be appreciated as well!