Front Garden Design help!


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We pulled out the old, tired looking shrubs but have no idea what to buy to complete our front garden! Photo below.

A few thoughts:

- Do I HAVE to have a tall shrub in between the two windows or is there another creative way to handle that space?

- Morning sun. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada.

- Would like to buy mostly perennials and keep it somewhat low maintenance

We have a side door, no front door, so it’s a bit of an odd exterior. Really hoping to improve curb appeal with a nice garden :) Thank you!!

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How about either a shrub-espalier or a trellised vine between the two windows. Either of these would give you a more wide-open view than a thicker shrub would.
 
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Thanks Marck! Do the shrub-espalier stick to the brick? We have a vine (not sure what kind) there before but it got so out of hand, was climbing into the eaves, so I think we're looking for something that would be off the house.
 
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How about either a shrub-espalier or a trellised vine between the two windows. Either of these would give you a more wide-open view than a thicker shrub would.
No, it wouldn't attach to the house, unless you chose to anchor it in some way. Espalier refers to keeping a shrub or tree growing in a single plane, usually along a wall or trellis. This is done by pruning and training the branches.
 
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No, it wouldn't attach to the house, unless you chose to anchor it in some way. Espalier refers to keeping a shrub or tree growing in a single plane, usually along a wall or trellis. This is done by pruning and training the branches.
I see! Thanks! Yeah we're definately amateur gardeners so may need something more low maintenance :)
 
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There are so many options. Probably the lowest maintenance option are basic foundation shrubs. Of course, you may have just removed something very similar to that.
 
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Go for a walk, see whats growing well in your neighbourhood and if you like it, post a picture if you need help to id the plants?

Espalier is low maintenance - its the prep work that's not so easy then all you do is just hack and slash, + it does give 'curb appeal'. Window boxes whats not to love? You could use them for annuals and grow low growing perennials underneath - continue with more hydrangeas?
 

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