Well the Arbor Garden is almost done anyhow. There are a couple of shrubs that need to be shifted and then planting the new bulbs & perennials that were ordered over the summer once they arrive. My hubby hung my birthday trellis on the back fence and I’m wondering now if it needs a deeper stain to make it pop. What do you think?
Another bed that is almost complete is the Fountain Bed. Today I cut back the ‘Royal Standard’ Hostas & burgundy Cannas because they looked pretty ratty. Then I put down a nice layer of compost and trimmed the Nandinas back, they were pretty wild. Two of them will be removed to be replaced by the Viburnums. (which are sitting in their pots in front their prospective new homes). The Rhododendron in the back makes a nice anchor for the corner and has a pretty lavender bloom in the late spring.
The next bed to work on is the border bed out front. I’ve been moving things around in here too. Two of my birthday plants are residing here. The seed heads on the Rubeckia will be left for the birds to enjoy this winter. This bed definitely needs some compost, it gets so dry and the soil looks tired. It’s nice to change things occasionally, gives the garden a whole new fresh look.