During a trip to Home Depot this weekend, we got sucked in by all the pretty flowers on display. We walked in planning to purchase a propane tank and walked out with a cartful of flowers (and the propane tank).
We live in a rental with a large yard, but much of it is covered in overgrown shrubbery and scraggly trees. However, there was a patch of dirt to the right of our front door where someone clearly had a garden at one point. J did a great job clearing it out, pulling up old roots and turning up the soil. Much of the patch only gets partial sun, so we had to be strategic in picking a variety of plants that would flourish in these conditions.
I'm most excited by the peony plant in the back right corner that was an Easter gift from my mother. Once we get some mulch down and the plants establish themselves, I think the front of our house will look pretty respectable.