The soldier row of overgrown yews have GOT to go! Surely there is something more appealing for a full sun zone 5 narrow (15′)planting bed for the front of a west facing brick building? Of course I want multi season interest, fragrance would be a nice plus. Can I plant a small tree up close to the brick?
Planting up close to the brick will give you a little added protection and heat; you might find you can push your zone a little bit! Do you want all the same plants? A mix of shrubs and perennials can give you interest in all seasons as well as fragrance. Here are some really basic design tips. For the small tree, how about a crab apple?
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.