I am brand new (green) to this forum, and sooooo excited to see that there are enthusists here. I have two houses in the Baltimore area whose gardens are a MESS. Years ago, when my mother's health was better, she used to plant Heather plants in her front garden (it's one of her daughter's names) and she used to add alkaline (?) to change the ph of the bed in order for the Heather to grow. But... Now I want to redo the whole garden at her house, and at mine. (so I'm interested in buying plants in bulk, but that's not my question...yet) The heather is long gone, and there is a montrosity of weeds in its place. There is another garden that runs the length of the sunny side of her house. It used to have rose bushes there, but honestly, I never thought they did particularly well. I am interested to know what plants you guys would think I could use (without having to constantly worry about ph levels and the like). Evergreens, boxwoods, etc...I need foundation plant advice so that I can start to build something beautiful for my mom. (She's a cancer survivor and cares for my special needs nephew on top of that). I would appreciate any advice any of you could give me. I think we're in zone 6? 7? here in Baltimore, Maryland. If you know which plants do well, and you want to help a gal trying to help her mom, this'd be the place. :) Thank you in advance! I look forward to reading your responses (if I get any).