Help wanted for planters for front garden
before my daughter came along I could spend hours and hours pottering in garden and researching plants etc so now I'm reaching out for help
i have two planters at front in house
one is under the front window, it's about six foot by 3 foot. It is mainly shade but on bright days can catch a few hours of sun late afternoon.
by the path outside the house I have a smaller section, probably 3 foot by 3 foot, this does get a little more sun as sits further from house
with the planted by window id like to have it crammed with plants of various colours, ideally fragranced, and would like them to be staggered in height, so I could see some from inside house. So tallest ones at back say 3 foot high. Then going down in height.
For the section near the path I'd like one tall central feature of colour, say 3 foot or so, and then colourful ground cover around it
for both areas I'd ideally like something that will come back as much as possible each year or at least self seed for following years
any help and advice appreciated