When I first purchased my home 10 years ago the front beds were a mass of Boxwoods and one scruffy looking Azalea that were shaped into perfectly sculptured round balls. I’m not a big fan of these shrubs for foundation plantings. The Azalea was given the same treatment as the Boxwoods for so long that it never bloomed. Boxwoods are boring and too formal for my garden style. I prefer a more natural type of look to my shrubs. So after many years I convinced my hubby to rip these overgrown plants out of the front gardens. This is not an easy task as some of you already know, it involved a lot of digging & pulling & digging. Then I replaced them with Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald & Gold’ which has beautiful variegated leaves and a wild look that you can tame somewhat with shears just to keep them somewhat neat. What do you prefer as foundation shrubs in your garden?
Archive for September 6th, 2008