Overwhelmed re: front garden bed design
I've been trying to figure out what to use as foundation plants in my front garden bed. It is a mess and I'm way over my head here, so I finally gave up and called in professional landscapers. I was so disappointed with the plans they showed me today. They sketched in a Japanese maple, a big (dwarf) blue spruce, and some other large plants that I can't recall. Wasn't crazy about the plants chosen and the overall style was way off.
Due to the style of the house (Tudor-style arts & crafts/ Tudor revival) I am desiring an English-garden-inspired plants and design with a good dose of evergreen shrubs to cover those unsightly pipes and other necessary gizmos.
Any suggestions? We're in the US in Zone 6b, and the area gets full morning sun and partial afternoon sun. I was thinking English Lavender, boxwoods, and azaleas, but that's the extend of my ideas. I posted photos below (one as-is, the other is a basic idea of where I think shrubs should go). Please disregard the plants currently planted there. They were my novice attempts so far .
Any suggestions would be so very appreciated. Thank you in advance.