When we bought our home, it was surrounded by very little landscaping. There were a few existing garden beds, with a few existing plants, but we have added a few more beds, and many, many more plants!
I love the look of lush, full gardens with mixed textures, heights, and colors. I don't need a garden to be super organized or perfect to enjoy it. We've adopted plants from coworkers, clearance racks at home improvement stores, and family. We've also bought a few perennials each year, usually while doing our yearly annuals shopping trip. In the garden beds around our yard, just about all of the plants are perennials, which are easy to care for- ideal since there are many!
Our front gardens have a wide variety of plants. First to bloom are the crocuses, followed by the daffodils. Paper whites and the azalea are also spring plants, and the sedum come up quickly too, but won't bloom until the late summer/fall, usually. For now, they are pretty succulents with rosette-like leaves. The cranesbill is a late spring flower, in a pretty purple. There are also peonies, a rose of Sharon hibiscus, coneflowers, a hydrangea, and a rose bush that will bloom later on. This is the first year we've had the peonies, and I am so excited to see the buds grow and open!
So, I would love to know- what do you love growing the most? Any plants on your list of love-to-haves? More peonies are definitely my next plant quest!