We came back from vacation in May to find out that the next day our grass was to be installed. The landscapers that the builders use to do everyone's front yard had already put lawn edging down to make a small flower bed. I wanted a really big flower bed so we pulled it all up and started over putting it in going up both sides of the side walk and around the porch. We also put a smaller bed farther down the side of the house for raspberry bushes.
I got 5 planters for the railing and filled them with Pansies.
To fill in the large space in the flower be I put in a lot more pansies in yellow to tie into the trim of the house, and some petunias. I love hydrangea bushes so I got one of those as well as a rose bush. The builder also gave us a variety of 6 different bushes to fill out the bed. The builder put in the grass for us in the front and down the alley side of the house. The back yard and other side of the house we have to landscape ourselves.
A couple friends gave me plants from their gardens as well. I got bleeding heart, hostas and sweet peas. I planted sweet pea seeds along the porch wall so they will grow up against it.