Consider the picture below. It's an entrance to a strata complex and the Daffodils look great in spring, now that the snow is gone. The laurel hedge by the wall is fine but we have to ask a question.
What happens once the spring bulbs fade? Eventually we'll cut them back and then what? This front entrance is missing plants; there should be something to look at as we move deeper into spring.
Of course, one problem is lack of irrigation; there are no sprinklers installed but that shouldn't stop us from planting something inspiring in this high-profile area.
Always fight dead space in your life and garden.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT