Hello…

Hello…

I'm, obviously, new. I've been reading this journal for the past few days, and you all seem really helpful. I hadn't noticed this question before, and if I missed it I am sorry, and I'd appreciate it if you'd just link me to the old post. I'm...new...to gardening. I gardened with my father when I was younger, but I really don't know much about it now. I've owned my home for a little over two years, and had some extra money this year so I am finally trying to make it "pretty." I've done a few small plantings at the front of the house. I squared it off with large rocks, and filled it with mulch. I have an Evelyn rose (my aunt bought me, as it is my name) and some other plants. Now, at the very front of my yard I have two large pine trees. The yard looks just a mess under them. Obviously, I can't get grass to grow, what does grow is weeds, and then (of course) there are all the pine needles. Do you all have any suggestions as to what I can plant? I am in central Illinois which I *believe* is Zone 5b.
My Room

My Room

My Room

My Room

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Gecko and entertainment center pics…

Gecko and entertainment center pics…

Garden picspam

Garden picspam

Please Help My Tree

Please Help My Tree