Yesterday I worked on the Woodland Garden which is located on the side of the garage in my front yard. It gets morning sun and has a variety of shade loving plants and shrubs. My timing was impeccable today, because when I finished it started raining.
Here is a photo showing what the garden looked like yesterday morning before I started moving plants around and amending it with compost. It looks a little tired after our long hot & dry summer.
Just adding a good layer of compost did wonders for this garden bed. I was going to sweep the sidewalk afterwards, but once it started raining it kind of resolved the problem. :)
I trimmed the bottom branches of the Nandinas up to make them look like small trees. This way I can plant a ground cover under them or other perennials. There are Daffodils and Wood Hyacinths planted behind and between the Liropes. I still would like to replace the Liropes with something else. Any suggestions?
This is where most of the transplanting took place today. I removed 3 overgrown Lirope, divided some plants to be transplanted elsewhere, and moved some ferns to the back of the border. My Goatsbeard was being swallowed alive by Lirope and a huge Hosta. It has its’ own space now between the two small Euonymus. In the process, I uncovered a large patch of Sweet Woodruff hidden under the overgrown plants.
The area where the three containers are sitting used to be the home of my TV Antenna turned trellis. There is still a huge block of concrete under all that soil, therefore the containers. The large Hosta to the left is a division that was moved from beside the Goatsbeard. Looks like I picked the perfect day to rework the Woodland Garden because the rain really helped settle in all the new transplants & compost. Well that’s five beds completed and three to go! Oh I have one more picture to show you……….
I have put the finishing touches (for now, lol) on the Arbor Bed. I moved one Nandina from the Fountain Bed over to the far right front corner to balance out the height, moved a Dwarf Pygmy Barberry to behind the bench and planted some spring bulbs under the Nandina. And I moved my Nelly Moser Clematis to under the new trellis on the fence. I am happy with the way it looks. What do you think?