We've visited Sally Barker's garden in Baltimore a few times (refresh your memory HERE, HERE, and HERE), but we've only ever see the back yard. Today we get to see a new project in the front yard! Sally says, "In the spring of 2012 I decided to create a new front garden bed (self-punishment?). More challenging than I originally thought it would be, this garden lies mostly under the canopy of a kwanzan cherry tree in 2/3 shade and 1/3 sun. Thank goodness for great and reliable plants, including dianthus, lambs' ears, sedum, heuchera, salvia, epimedium, hosta, pulmonaria, and hardy geranium. I added enough leaf compost to enrich the soil while respecting the tree roots.
    In order to bring some order to this large space I began by laying out a path and adding some boulders (This part done by a landscaper!) Then I worked around the shade and sun requirements using groups of plants--frankly more easily said than done! I also included a photo looking across the street to my neighbors' new garden, which I was delighted to design because we get to enjoy the continuity with our own plantings. Hope you enjoy the photos!" Beautiful, Sally! I'm thinking you can do no garden wrong... Smart of your neighbors to sign you on!

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