Hillside Front Yard

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My clients in SW Portland have a steep front yard that consisted of retaining walls covered entirely with ivy, boxwood and yew.  While their landscape was easy and evergreen, they longed for more color and variety in their yard.   We tore out the ivy and filled their front yard with bright perennials, groundcovers and shrubs.  We added a flowering cherry tree, under-planted with groundcover and spring bulbs.  We built planter boxes along the front of their house for a tidy appearance and planted these with evergreen grass-like liriope and a variety of bulbs that will bloom throughout the seasons.  As plants fill in, their front yard is becoming fun and vibrant and yet easy to care for.