Note to self: not the $4 short version available. Wait and buy the $8 kind. The short ones are getting et by slugs and they are not really doing anything. The tall ones are dreamy, to wit:
Doesn't that Otto Luykens cherry laurel look nice in the background? I'm attempting to grow some delph from seed in my boxed bed... will let you know what success I have. They're not really perennial for me here, something gets 'em. Maybe the heat, maybe not enough sun where I have them.
I am plotting about my back yard. So many wonderful spaces in my neighborhood, so many great shrubs, trees, and plants. My current plot involves taking about 2/3 of my back yard to make a garden room with curved borders, and then beyond that the "hidden" more functional space, potager-style, with narrow raised beds bordered by a fence with raspberries, blueberries, asparagus, cutting flowers, etc. The slope of the yard has been confounding me but I think I need to just find a way!
Wandered the nursery this morning-- I needed it. It's a gorgeous, present-from-God kind of day, after some painful events, and it was healing to look at Hypericum Hidcote and the tempting new hydrangeas.