Playful front yard makeover
A Portland gardener transforms her yard into a cheerful space to call her own
“I wanted plants to be the point—and I plant in chaos, so the structured shape of the beds was very important.”
The planting beds, which hug the garden’s periphery, are straight-edged, almost boring. As contrast, Ketzel combined foliage plants with interesting textures and shapes, including black mondo grass, Corokia cotoneaster, Libertia, yucca, Iris foetidissima ‘Variegata’, and—for a pop of bright color—Kniphofia.