Driveway Landscaping

The front and back yard of this home have been landscaped, but the side yard at the end of the driveway has been overlooked. The Bermuda sod that extends into the partially shaded area is failing and there are no plantings to create interest.

The solution is to build an "outdoor foyer" that will become a gateway to the backyard. Two small decorative fence sections, complete with a double-wrought iron gate, serves as the entrance. A living fence of colorful foliage will brighten the new garden.

Plant list:

  • weeping mulberry
  • Cryptomeria japonica 'Yoshinno'
  • Cleyera japonica
  • azalea 'George Lindley Taber'
  • 'Shasta', or doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum)
  • Japanese yew
  • lamium 'Golden Anniversary'
  • Heuchera 'Palace Purple'
  • begonia
  • creeping yew
  • American boxwood
  • begonias
  • Japanese maple
  • creeping Jenny
  • Hosta sieboldiana
  • fescue grass