In spite of it being 'low-maintenance,' we weren't happy with just mulch and stone outside our front door in our mountain house. (No green welcome and nothing to check, enjoy, and tend....Hrrmph, is what we thought.)
|front before raised beds (after planting of sedums)|
So we started planting in earnest a year and a half ago.
I'm so enjoying the view this evening out the front door. The sunny meadow border in front has taken its spring form, with early-flowering Penstemon digitalis (Husker's Red) is surrounded by Liatris, Eurybia (Aster), Penstemon, Helianthus, and Vernonia (Ironweed) vegetative shoots.
|front door view in the mountains|
This post from last spring provides a marker for the development of the sedum bed, as it's been developing (here it's in the lower part of our view through the door). We enjoy this bed year-round; some of the species are flowering now, adding another aspect to the diversity of green foliage.
|sedum bed from front path|