Monday, August 25, 2014
All I did was weed, remove landscape fabric, add rubber pavers, remove/fill in the old firepit and add a 'temporary' privacy screen to the project. (Riiiight - no sweat at all! *oof*) And I keep adding grass clippings to smother the sod under the backside expansion.
Because the deer have been less plentiful this year some plants survived the brutal winter and have filled in: the grown-from-seed hostas, the 3-out-of-6 anemones (still under netting - I"m no fool!), a volunteer butterfly bush (common), a lone lavender, a solitary Veronica, a dwarf lilac (unknown rescue) and a clump of Shasta daisies.
The pots sport all the left-over dwarf French marigolds I started from seed in Spring.
Placement is all wrong for most of the plants and will be moved.
But, honestly, it's a treat to sit back there, enjoy the shady breezes and watch bees and butterflies on the blooms. I love how the butterfly bush hugs the frame on the one side and the hostas on the other. Just wait until I install a climbing honeysuckle next year.
Man, if this transitional mode is any indication, this swing garden has real potential.
I love watching things evolve.....
I just try to stay away from mirrors.