We designed the gardens to have 4 season interest in plants viewed from the house. This is the English Landscaping Method. Different types of plants and views are done in this manner with very little seen from the roadway. Initially, it is more work and cost but in the long run, less cost and work with selective maintenance.
What this means is that as we age there is less to do and less expense. If we feel like doing more, fine, otherwise it is a ‘controlled natural landscape’. For example, some things look better pruned back somewhat; however, if we can’t do it for some reason, it doesn’t look that out of place.
You can see it here in some pictures; the remaining pictures will be put on my website at (CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE.):
Maybe you’ll get some ideas for your own gardens.