Before I start my post, I felt I had to share this picture. Isn't this the perfect image of what gardeners have to deal with? Everything looks fine and dandy and them BAM! - you walk outside and find a weed growing in your walkway.
(Actually, I like dandelions, just not in my paths.)
Building the new "shade" garden in the back of the house wasn't my only accomplishment over the weekend. I also did some moving of established plants and some transplanting of flowers that I started inside.
The two rose bushes I planted last year survived the winter, despite being squashed, and have both shown substantial growth. Not wanting them to get squashed again, I moved them to the front of the house and planted them as close to the front of the bed as possible.
But that left me with a big, empty bed with nothing but a wild Rose bush in the corner. So, I split some of my existing tall Phlox on the other side of the yard...
|New Phlox Bed|
|Splitting the Iris|
|New Iris/Hosta bed|
I also planted some Dutch Iris that I started inside from bulbs a few weeks ago.
|Existing Iris Bed...please give me some flowers this year.|