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    Default Suggestions on Kyuuei's new front yard?

    There are a couple things I'm trying to work on with the front of my house. Namely:

    1. Painting it.
    2. Creating a couple garden/flower bed areas.



    These photos here sorta lay out what I currently have. The areas in red suggest the areas I want to make into flower beds/garden-like areas. The blues are bushes Im having removed. I kinda would like things to match the water fountain I have in the middle of the house set up, but the fountain can be moved.





    I have two climbing rose bushes that, so far, haven't died and even bloomed recently. they flank the fountain, and hopefully will crawl up it one day.



    Also, far off to the left I have an Azalea (or however you spell it) bush that does pretty well where it's at.

    So, any thoughts or suggestions as to how to improve the areas outlined in red?
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    Hoeing, Fresh potting soil, Planting roses

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    kyuuei, for the area along the garage I recommend you put in a few Indian Hawthornes.

    These are a plant-and-forget shrub, drought-tolerant, and it has absolutely thrived in our North Carolina front yard. It's pretty but not extravant. Honey bees like the flowers. It should do well for you. Best of all, it grows slowly, so you aren't always cutting it back.


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    Are you opposed to the idea of making one of the paved areas flanked by columns of sun flowers?
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    I don't know if it's feasible in Tejas, but I just planted a butterfly garden, and I am hoping it attracts targeted species. I'll post a pic of it soon, I have one more little detail to finish up.

    Also, if you're in Texas, then you can grow palm trees, right? Well, a single palm in a yard adds flair, and you know that at Chachkie's, we have an 8 piece minimum of flair, right? Seriously though, you can get a nice sized cabbage palm (aka Sabal palm, or pineapple palm) for about $150, and have it planted for another $50. They are so easy to maintain, drought tolerant, and look bad ass compared to your neighbors who aren't flexing them in their yards.

    Also, consider an interesting variant of bamboo, from here, as they mail order all varieties at a reasonable price:

    Bamboo Plants | Lewis Bamboo

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    BAMBOO NOOOOOO!!!!

    That stuff'll take over if you let it.

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    I second Oberon. Only plant bamboo if you're someone that enjoys slaying hydras*


    *removing bamboo actually isn't nearly as fun as slaying hydras.
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    can you grow citrus or bananas? I'm not so sure how far north they grow, but if you can I always loved the way that yards looked with them growing in it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    can you grow citrus or bananas? I'm not so sure how far north they grow, but if you can I always loved the way that yards looked with them growing in it!
    Plus they are edible. Always a bonus. I vote for edible plants in yards wherever possible.
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