This is the first summer in our new house, and so far I'm liking what I see growing around the house, except in the front. There are evergreen bushes along the front porch, and I hate them. They are partially dead and just look too 80's. I want to tear them out eventually, but not this year. I want to know if there is anything that is "bushy" like an evergreen but that flowers through spring and summer? Not just for a week during the whole year. I love lots of bright colors with big blossoms. Medium in height (about 3 feet). I'm in zone 4.
Also, there is a mystery plant growing on the side of our house. Its just starting to sprout. There are clumps of them together and they look like little 2 inch stalagmites. They are green, but have purple around the edges of the "leaves" that make up the stalagmite. I have a picture but not sure where to upload it to make it within the UA to link it.