On July 4th I had the best surprise. I came home from a hellish day at the liquor store to find the hole in my house and garden gone! Yeah! Greg finished up with the wall and pushed all the dirt back. This afternoon I removed a huge pile of rocks that had accumulated on the side of the garden. A little more grading and some top soil and I’m ready to plant.
I think with this garden I should really map out a plant map. I know I want variegated hostas, ferns, a cabbage rose, maybe a lilac or a tree peony. The garden will wrap around the house and continue down the sidewalk. The patio itself will get covered in pea gravel. Hmm now what to plant?
Above the front of the house in early July. My hydrangeas are in full bloom. The two on the left are a little smaller. Greg promised this week to cut a few of the branches of the tree to allow some more light in. Next to the front step I filled some containers with annuals. I’m still on a search for the perfect urn. The terra cotta pots were a low cost solution that works for now. Next year I want to install flower boxes and shutters to the front of house once it gets painted.