I have been hard at work building new beds and redoing old ones. My muscles and back are killing me, so I have decided I have to slow down a little. Grrrrrrrrrrr! I hate getting old! But! on the bright side--I made a new friend!
Here's a closer look:
If you are wondering why I circle all my new plants with rock, it is because of Bocephus. As soon as I turn my back, he will dig it up unless I protect them with rock. After it gets established, and he figures out it really does belong there, I can remove the rocks--but it will be a few weeks before I can do it. Below is a Mountain Laurel that I put in before I got the bed finished. I need more rock and more mulch.
Below is a bed that I have lengthened to encompass some morning glories growing on the fence row. Just since I have worked up the soil, I have morning glories sprouting up in the mulch. Unfortunately, they will have to go! I have put in three Xylosma shrubs. I am putting them and vines in along the fence row to hopefully "lose" the fence.
Chrissy is showing you the next bed. It has Daffs, Esparanza, Cilantro, Oregano, Rhubarb, Gerbera Daisies, Mums, Daylillies and an experimental peony down on the right hand corner where the rock is by itself.
Let's see, below is the Alamo Vine, Copper Canyon Daisies, Mums, Daylillies, Dafs, Verbena. I'm sure I've forgotten something! I have soooooooo much to do this fall. The next thing is to dig up the Iris in the front and divide it. A gardeners work is never done!