You may have read my story sharing just how badly I fail at making plants and flowers grow. And while I’ve been slowly learning over the past 10+ years as a farmwife I still have a ways to go. While we’ve been at our farmhouse for over five years we have made many changes to the yard, overhauled our empty barn, and removed some previous landscaping. This year we decided to begin work on adding landscaping around our house, beginning with east and west sides.
I worked with Mary Hooper from Natural Plus Nursery, who helped me put together the perfect plan to create the whispy cottage feel that I loved. If you want to get started with landscape plans check out my list of top 4 tips here. You can find more about Natural Plus on their social media channels:
(L to R) Rhododendron P.J.M., Autumn Joy Sedum, Russian Sage (3 plants), Autumn Joy Sedum, Purple Leaf Sandcherry
Our bushes and flowers were planted mid-June and they seem to be thriving! I’m in awe of how fast the Russian Sage has grown. It may be one of my new favorites and I’m pretty sure I want to add some of this around our dog fence next spring.
Plants facing the West, in Zone 4:
(L to R) Hydrangea, Nishiki Willow Tree, Snowberry, Sedum, Snowberry, Lilac Tree, Blizzard Mock Orange, Sedum, Blizzard Mock Orange, Sweetspire
This cutout is a dead zone between the house and garage, and a haven for weeds and old rocks. The laundry room overlooks this space and I wanted plants that would grow tall and fill the space. Giving us something beautiful to look at when glancing outside.
Cove cutout on West side, receives minimal sunlight, in Zone 4:
(Back to Front) Glossy Black Chokeberry, Blue Muffin Viburnum, Astible Spirea