Reasons to be very slightly smug--
1. My divisions are thriving. So I can take heart for next time.
3. Kerria much nicer after I pruned it, as I believe I have commented 16 times already.
4. Bleeding heart is huge and wow.
5. I remembered to put in most of the allium I bought.
6. The Knock Out and New Dawn seemed to have survived their ruthless whacking to admiration.
Questions to be answered:
1. Will I find cheap, big, gorgeous delphinium and foxglove this year?
2. Where o where am I going to put all those peony roots I planted last year?
3. Ditto the roses, Anthony Waterer spirea, Little Limes planted out back?
Monday is the Big Day, when they come and regrade my backyard. I am all excited and of course now that I think of it, that's odd, because it's going to look like hell for quite some time-- all the "grass" (whatever you choose to call that green stuff back there) will be gone, I guess. They'll be regrading, planting a dozen or so 8-10 trees and some largeish shrubs and a few large rocks, and then I have whatever's left of the 60x100 space to be dealt with. Only a small part is to be grass which they are seeding (I know, I know-- in May). We'll have about ten yard of mulch which is a start, anyway. Rather daunting, isn't it? But I think it's going to be really nice when it's done, and the plan is for this grading and siting of trees to "create space" that I can use for additional shrubs and other goodies.
|Catmint and recovered Knock Out|
|Hole==>foxglove and delph if I can get a deal|
|Very smug about my sidebed. Leaf mulch from township seems to be a good thing, and you can't beat $50 for 8 yards, delivered.|
|Lovely composition from Hershey Gardens-- they are very into white Bleeding Heart, and well they should be.|
|Another pretty view on a gorgeous day in early May.|
In other garden news, for annuals I have put in three kinds of annual blue Salvia (Victoria, Evolution, and Blue & Something I Can't Remember), lots of angelonia, a bit of Profusion Cherry zinnias around the edges, which I have found to be very reliable and bloom-y, and some rocket snaps. We'll see how it comes together.