This is my new garden project for the summer. I have been planning this in my head for the past 6 months. Everytime I come up with a new idea or plan my husbands says “Here we go again!” lol He keeps asking me why we need so many flowerbeds, I told him that in the long run I am making less work for him. There will be less grass to mow. He doesn’t seem reassured by that. Grass is more work than a perennial border. Plus not as pretty.
As you can see the flower bed above is nothing grand. It is just a small area where a bradford pear tree use to exist. I moved these azaleas from a bed that use to exist before we put an addition on our house. I intend to create a curved bed that begins at the corner of the front of the shed and follows around back by the fence in the background and connects with the flowerbed that comes off the other corner. This is the before shot.
Here is another angle of the new project with the line drawn out in marking paint so you can see where the start of the process. It should be a nice addition to the garden. My husband marked this out for me because he is better with this part of the process. Next I will be digging it out…the fun part. lol Oh, the birdbath will definitely stay as well. This was my Mother’s Day present from my husband. It is a beautiful birdbath that was made in Italy. I love it!
Here you can the front of the future project which will give you a better idea of the shape. I already have figured it out on paper what I intend to plant here. I plan on planting purple coneflowers, blackeye susans, shasta daisies, cannas, some spring/summer flowering bulbs, as well as a trellis clematis that will be mounted on the shed wall between the two wall mounted pots. I either will plant a clematis (which I love) or some other type of flowering vine. Along the fence (which gets mostly shade/partial shade I intend to plant some Endless Summer Hydrangeas, hostas, and other shade loving perennials. I don’t want it to look too busy. Stay tuned as I take you a long in the process of creating a new perennial bed.