Landscape Design forum: foundation plants with new plantings

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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Nov 12, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Just completed foundation repair on south-facing front of house. The usual plants were removed: wax-leaf ligustrum, boxwood, Indian hawthorne, and pittosporum. They were the original plantings over 20 years old. They did leave a crape mrytle and another tree.

Front door is facing south so gets loads of sun. Here's some pictures.Thumb of 2012-11-12/piksihk/65a28a
Thumb of 2012-11-12/piksihk/180aa7
Thumb of 2012-11-12/piksihk/7d5c1e

Any suggestions would be great. thanks
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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Nov 14, 2012 6:55 PM CST
Sometimes it's fun to start long as it's not your whole yard! I don't know exactly where you live, but this link shows some shrubby plants...might give you ideas. Good idea to add some color! I have the Yellow Bells (or Esperanza) and the Orange Jubilee kind of them! I've only bought the Orange Jubilee this year, but so far, it's great!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Nov 14, 2012 7:48 PM CST
Rosemary would be something different. Miniature roses. Provence Lavender does really well here in the Dallas area.
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