Planting question: reco for Asian grass or simple shrub?
I have a bed of soil (held in by a stone wall) that needs a big Asian grass or some sort of tree/shrub. I'd like to plant something native that or that thrives easily here and doesn't need watering after the first season after planting. We've tried roses, lilac and a Japanese maple tree in the past (all gifts from friends), but none of them have flourished. The garden bed faces East and gets morning light, but can often be shadowed by a large pine that hovers just above the garage/house. Attached are two pictures where you can see the bed I'm referring to: it is just to the left of our garage (which faces East). In the second photo you can see the bed just above our heads, and you can see that the plant which is currently there is not thriving and looks rather weak. Can you give me any suggestions? I'm open to other ideas as well. Thank you so much! Wendy
Lane County Oregon