Thank you all for taking the time and sharing your excellent ideas for my garden. A little progress was made in the last few days. I planted these little white vinca flowers in hopes that they will fill in this planter so that eventually no dirt will show. Underneath them are the mums that were planted for the wedding 2 years ago so that will be cool if they can come up in between the vinca.
This is the the area that is under scrutiny. It get hotter than blazes here in the late afternoon. I want to remove the rock border and put a small hedge and then fill with iceberg roses and maybe herbs too? Not sure. But as you can see it looks awful as is. It kills me each time I pull into the driveway.
Also, some of you are interested in A and B's store here in Redlands. It's called Redlands Country Mart and the address is 1915 E. Citrus Avenue Redlands CA 92373. I help out there when I can and I can't tell you how much fun it is. Their prices are reasonable and they both have a great eye for amazing pieces. This is one of the tee shirts they make, $28. They make all the sweaters and tee's themselves right here in Redlands. They ship worldwide too! Also, these sunglasses are from the 1950's. They have a few brand new (deadstock) pairs for $38 ea. Please stop by if you are in the area for a great cup of coffee and a lookaround. See their Instagram HERE xo