|Shady Bed, early spring|
|Shady Bed mid spring, north end|
|Shady Bed, south end|
|Classic Cape Cod combination of hydrangeas and hostas|
My shrub border is fully planted but does not look like it. I do not have quite the varieties or sizes I would have chosen with a more generous budget, but I have some nice things. I have a forsythia, two high bush blueberries, a butterfly bush, rose of sharon, fairy rose, andromeda, viburnum and dogwood. There are lots of hydrangeas in various puny sizes. I spaced the shrubs with their mature size in mind even though right now they are mostly little sticks. Next year I can start underplanting with smaller plants, like the hostas which will need to be divided, and the miniature hostas which will be crowded out and covered up where they are.
Just a reminder: for a close up inspection of any of my photos just click on them to embiggen.
And for your entertainment, a wonderful example of stop motion filming: