We are located in Ridgefield, Connecticut USA and are in need of plant selection and placement ideas for a semi-circular front bed and a rectangular side bed. Low maintenance plants are preferred and since we sit on the porch in good weather, plants which would obstruct the view above the railing are NOT preferred.
The area in question faces west and gets afternoon sun. The front bed is a semi-circle measuring 16 feet long by 9 feet at its widest point. It is mostly enclosed by a brick sidewalk. There is a large rhododendron at the edge of the porch, which can be removed if needed. The other bed is on the right front/side of the house. It is an irregular rectangle with dimensions marked on the photo.
Please stay away from plants which the deer adore or which require more than casual care.
Looking forward to seeing your design ideas!