Creative suggestions for landscaping a yard
June 7, 2012 8:14 PM Subscribe
I have a house that needs creative landscaping—but I'm in over my head. Can you recommend inspiring photos or magazines or websites, or some guides to getting started choosing ground cover, hedges, flowers, etc, for a landscaping newb?
posted by deern the headlice to home & garden (12 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
It's a one-story bring ranch house with some decrepit nandina plants beneath the front windows, and one rose bush that isn't doing so well. I have tried to study other houses in my neighborhood, but they're not very inspiring. And even when they are, I don't know what the various bushes and shrubs are called.
Given the simple, rectangular nature of the front of the house, I would love some ideas for bushes that are about waist-length that are especially striking or pretty or exotic and will otherwise distinguish the house from an otherwise stuck-in-the-60s style. I think once I see some good photos, blogs, etc, that help me understand the possibilities, I could go from there.. thanks!