About a year ago we moved into our current home. A lot of the landscaping was overgrown and inconsistent, and we spent most of the year cleaning up the property.
As we prepare to add more plants to the landscape this year, I have been researching what grows well in my area (Zone 7B). Moving from a drier climate to the Southeast has been an adjustment, but the plant life is incredible. These are the trees and shrubs I plan to use to create a traditional space.
Distylium by Garden Debut
Little lime hydrangeas
Green giant arborvitae
Redbud (eastern or purple-leafed)
Cloud Nine Dogwood by Powell Gardens
Solomon’s Seal by Perennial Plant Association
All images from Monrovia, unless stated