This past weekend I was reworking a couple of the garden beds out front (the Rose & Raised Garden Beds). The raised bed that acts as a border between my yard and the neighbor got the biggest overhaul. You can go here to see a picture of what they looked like in 2009. I removed the Soapwort that was invading every corner of the front of this area and replaced it with Liatris, Daylillies and Irises. All of these were divisions from other spots. The red circles are the ‘Stella d’ora’ Daylillies, the blue circles are the Liatris, the orange circles are the Irises and the yellow circle is Asiatic Lillies. These should look great come next spring I hope. Other areas of this bed were cleaned up and Phlox ‘Robert Poore’, Purple Coneflowers and a Peace Rose were added to fill in some bare spots. The Phlox, Coneflowers and Rose were moved over from the Rose Garden Bed. All that’s left is to replace the timbers that have rotted. Now about the Rose Garden….
See this big blank area, it will be the new home for another ‘Knockout’ Rose that I’m relocating from my grandmother’s garden bed. It is currently blocking the access panel for the addition which makes things tricky with all those thorns.