May 2nd's weather: Mostly cloudy, slight breeze, high in the low 80's, just a bit muggy
No posts this past weekend - but that's because I was in the garden all weekend long. I did eventually plant most of what I purchased on Thursday and Friday but most of my weekend was spent fixing up existing beds.
I did some work on the Garage-side bed last week but realized 'containing' just the tall Phlox was kind of stupid. It even looked a bit truncated.
|Before any changes|
|Only Phlox Contained|
|Flat stone path|
On Sunday I worked on the South side of the house and just a little bit on the front.
You see, last year I created a new bed on the south side of the house because it was a plain white wall with no interest whatsoever. It was also the most visible side of the house for passersby and it seemed a waste not to have something pretty to show them. Problem was, I didn't think forward and didn't line the fencing with stones like I do everything else. The stones are aesthetically pleasing and, more importantly, keep grass and weeds away from the fencing making it easier to mow and keep looking neat.
I was going to use more stones, but decided to use the stack of bricks for which I've been trying to find a good use. Many were old and broken and made the border more interesting visually.
|South Side Border|
Also in that same corner is my Hosta bed. There was really nothing to do to it except add some mulch. I also gave Alfie the Lady Beetle a job. I used to have a plan rock in the corner to level out the bed. I thought he would add some color to the corner.
|Alfie's a working bug now|
And, lastly, I worked a little bit on the front bed. I planted the Azalea bush and the Rhododendron I picked up on Friday. I planted them on opposite ends of the house. I also planted some Marigolds along the fronts of the beds.
It was a very long weekend and I can't believe how sore I am now. But, it's worth it to see the beds shaping up.
So, what did you do this weekend?