I started out stymied. It all seemed too hard-- damn hose wouldn't unhook so I could use it to outline beds, the graph paper plan looked bad when I did outline it (with electrical cord because hose, unhooked by attentive spouse with a pliers, kept knotting and twisting unhelpfully). But I reminded myself how uncritical I am (always a plus, for this sort of project) and how you never learn anything unless you get some experience at it.
|Lots of fascinating crawly stuff under those rocks|
|Beds outlined, more or less|
May have to develop an Alternate Plan.
Anyway, I want to underplant there with the hollies. I moved my Walking on Sunshine rose to the fence by the gate. This will be a nice, sunny, amended bed and who knows, some other things might get tucked in, though I want to keep it pleasingly simple. We'll see how I do with that.
-- get a tree or a suitable substitute
-- plant hollies on 3' centers, buy another if needed
-- cover remaining turf areas with cardboard
-- order mulch and mulch all
-- rejoice! Be excited! Can't wait to get a line of fat, nodding Limelight blooms this summer! Whoopie!
|Hoogendorn Hollies-- aren't they pretty?|