Experts and BHG readers answer.
What should you plant near a sidewalk?
Thanks for writing. In your Zone 5 climate, you have a wide array of choices among perennials and low shrubs for along your front porch and sidewalk. You didn't mention how much sun/shade you have or other factors, so I'd suggest taking at look at our online Plant Encyclopedia and doing a quick search. If you go to the "advanced search" page you can look for varieties based on flower color, plant height, bloom season, hardiness, and more!
---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com