Saturday, May 24, 2014
Thanks to Sarah and Winnie for the Mother's Day gift certificate to Fort Thomas Florist. It was perfect for a wagon load of plants to get my garden going. That's evening primrose in the front, one of my favorites.
Yesterday I expanded my front yard bed with cardboard, topsoil, and mulch. It won't be ready to plant until next year, but I can put some planters on top for this season. There is one more little space that I want to work on this fall. Bottom line is that I'll have more garden than grass. Part of my front yard has a pretty good slope that I wanted to get away from mowing. I'm pretty excited about the colorful chard that I got for my raised bed. I doubt that I'll actually eat it (maybe?) but I've long admired the way it looks.
I got a couple of groundcover roses for the way-back in the back yard. Hopefully, they'll be happy there along with the ornamental grasses. I want to expand that bed too.
Peonies are almost ready to bloom. They were the one nice contribution from the previous owner.