I have plans to work on the shrub beds at the front porch this fall, but I ended up working on the left side last month after I found a good deal on the type of shrubs I am planning to use throughout the bed. Pike had Eternal Fragrance Daphnes marked down by 40%, so I picked up five. It took several days to wrestle the old shrubs out of the bed – I’m not sure what kind they are, but I know they are too tall for my taste. These Daphnes average 2-3′ tall and wide with a compact, rounded habit. From what I’ve read, they are evergreen unless it gets below zero.
Here is what the bed looked like before I worked on it:
And the right side of the bed that we’ll work on this fall: