Monday, June 20, 2011

My Own Landscape Plan

I have lots of ideas in my head, and finally I had enough tonight. I am that type of person that believes in "seeing is believing", and that "a picture tells a thousand words". So I picked up a pencil and started drafting my own landscape plan. As you can tell it's been a while since I last drew/painted (I draw/paint as a hobby) so I am a bit rusty.

We have a very sunny front yard as it gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight throughout the day mostly in the afternoon. Therefore all the plants/trees I pick prefer full to partial sun. I also try to mix different color foliage throughout such as:
  • Colorado Blue Spruce (7-8' tall): focal point, blue;
  • Rose of Sharon Hibiscus (3-6' tall): second tier on the right, deep green foliage with pink flowers;
  • Blue Star Juniper as ground cover in front of the Hibiscus: blue;
  • Anthony Waterer Spirea (2-3' tall): second tier on the left, bright green/chartreuse foliage with small pink flowers, evergreen;
  • One large Daylily Clump in between: green spiky leaves with coral/pink flowers.
And of course in between we will have some rocks and cedar chips to fill in all empty pockets of space.

So here is the plan and I can wait to have them all planted once the hardscaping is done.
(click on the image to enlarge)
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