Hi there! I am excited to find a forum that will hopefully help me navigate the world of gardening! We recently moved in to our first home last fall and are finally ready to start planting!
The first area I'm tackling is the flower bed directly in front of our house. There's a small window with a Yaupon Holly in front of it but that's in. I just bought a Lavender plant because I couldn't help myself and am still picking out the best place for it. We live in North Texas where the summers a pretty warm with some humidity and the winters fairly mild but capable of a few ice days.
I want mostly easy keeper perennials, and have areas for mostly sun, partial shade, and shaded plants. Maybe two shaded plants and a couple partial since I already have the Lavender?
The area drains pretty well, running from left to right, and pooling on the right side if rain is really bad. I will try to post a picture so you can see. I like color but also fullness without getting too tall and blocking the window. I have considered citronella, roses, Henry Duelberg, Hydrangeas (I know, lofty goals for this newbie), lemon grass, day lilies, and succulents. Any complimentary suggestions are so very appreciated! Thank you so much!