hi i was hoping that someone could help me out with landscaping. :)
this garden faces east, doesnt get sun [well, maybe about 2 or 3 hours in the morning - it only reaches the cedar shrub]. im in kitchener - southwestern ontario -, and i think my code is 4b/5. the predominant colours of the plants are red, white, and different variations of green.
oh, and those ugly awnings have been removed and the windows have been replaced.
my bf and i have extended the garden out with the two shrubs, and have planted some hostas, astilbes, coral bells, etc. however, we're not sure what to do with the shrubs. im leaning towards ripping them out because the fact that they're asymmetrical bothers me. they also havent been pruned properly in the past, so they are incredibly huge. however, they are free, which is a possible reason to keep them. we are expecting to move in the next 2 or 3 years, btw.
does anyone have any suggestions on what to put in place of the shrubs?
also, my bf wants to get some type of ornamental tree to put on the right side near the driveway. again, does anyone have suggestions?
thanks so much for the help! im a new gardener, and i appreciate any and all suggestions. :)