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Hello,

I have decided to update my front garden, the shrubs where planted when I bought house. I wanted more space for flowers/ roses. Currently just have them in pots and in another garden. I want suggestions on what type of flowers will be successful I this area. Or small colorful shrubs, just looking for overall ideas. Thanks!
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Hello Isaac, welcome to Permies!  Could you tell us approximately where in the world you live?  Arizona and Norway have very different growing conditions.  

Also, which compass direction is your house facing?  I'm guessing it faces North which means that bed could have a lot of shade.  That would also limit the options.
 
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I live in Texas. It faces west, area receives good amount of sun.
 
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Isaac, welcome to permies!

Being in Texas could mean a lot of different growing conditions.  I am in USDA Zone 8a/b which is similar to DFW but my growing conditions are much different.  Giving your USDA Zone might help folks recommend things that work for that Zone.

Anyway here are my favorites:

Leucophyllum frutescens - Cenizo, Purple sage, Texas ranger, Texas barometer bush, Texas silverleaf, Texas sage, Silverleaf




Rhus glabra - Smooth sumac



These articles might help:

https://www.wildflower.org/Flowering evergreen shrubs for sun in Austin

https://www.wildflower.org/Evergreen native shrubs for hedge in Austin

 
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