It doesn't seem to do justice to what is present in the front, side and back of your home.
And so, I prefer to call them "front gardens", "side gardens" and "back gardens". I did rant about this a bit a while ago and if you like reading 'rants' like mine, feel free to read it: "Do You Have a Garden or a Yard"
One area that many homeowners struggle with, is what to plant in their side gardens. It can be an awkward place with little sun and not much room for plants to grow.
Last weekend, I visited a client's home for a landscape consult. While I was talking with her, I was struck by how nice both of her side gardens were.
Her first side garden was planted with Bougainvillea against the wall with Trailing Jasmine planted in between.
I liked the symmetry of the alternating plants and how they covered the wall so well. (Who wants to look out a a bare wall?)
The Trailing Jasmine produces small white fragrant flowers and the Bougainvillea produce vibrant blooms. What more could you ask for?
The other side of the garden had small trees and tall shrubs growing along the wall...
Yellow Oleander trees grew along the wall toward the back and Orange Jubilee shrubs covered the wall closer up creating a green lush backdrop.
I did make two suggestions in regards to this side garden. Remove the Orange Jubilee shrubs growing between the Yellow Oleander trees. Right now, they make that area look overcrowded and you cannot see the beauty and symmetry of the tree trunks against the wall.
What do you have growing in your side garden?