Enough fooling around, it was time to get those plants I dug up to make room for the giant photinia (that story is here) back into the ground! They need full sun and I was all out of full sun areas, so I made two new garden beds.
Behind that big moppy grass (above) is a big bushy thing of sage that I planted a few years ago. Honestly, I do really use it as an herb, but I do like the plant. It’s perennial, it has nice flowers, and it fills out without going crazy like the damn mint. Lol. And it’s a tough spot. I’ve tried a bunch of other things in that long bed and I usually end up moving them somewhere else.
My neighbors were sad to see the turquoise bench go, but it was falling apart and had to be replaced. This area is all put back together. I moved two of the bamboos into the spot where a lot of the plants above had been.
The photinia got a much-needed pruning and I staked it to itself in a two spots. Behind the bench you can see my canna are starting to come up. I planted a new variety this year that I’m so excited about!!
Have I told you about the plant on the right of the porch (above)? I searched high and low for the perfect plant to cover my water meter and even though I had never heard of it, I knew I was going to like Cotoneaster Franchetti. It’s evergreen (which was a must-have), gets berries in the fall and flowers in the spring. And it’s purdy!
That’s if for this week… see you next week!