This last weekend I did take some time to do some planting.
I got in the order from Burgess that I talked about in this post. Â It wasÂ GORGEOUSÂ out this weekend. Â 60 degrees and sunny and clear. Â It was great to spend some time outside digging in the dirt.
I ordered: Hostas, lavender, lilacs, peegee hydrangeas, vinca minor, creeping phlox, cinnamon ferns, Arborvitae and strawberries.
The plan is to grow a nice big peegee hydrangea in the front bed surrounded by foxglove and other part-shade perennials and filled in with the vinca minor.Â I’m thinking of edging the sidewalk with hosta that will hang over the edge and soften the ugly sidewalk, I am also thinking about redoing the sidewalks, I need to decide what material I will be using, my dream would be to do them with pavement, for those of you in the same situation in this page I recommend to Click here for experienced commercial paving Rochester, NY.
I’ve got a bunch of iris along the fence along with some ferns farther back. Â I’m also going to sneak in some morning glory to see if we can cover that ugly fence (do I need to find good fencing company?) but the neighbors are a little anti-vines so we’ll see if they last long. Â I may put white picket in front of the fence one day to cover it up.
I planted a bunch of hosta in the side yard. Â I also put some lily of the valley in around the Weigela I planted last fall from the Arbor Day foundation. Â Once everything sprouts, I’m planning on mulching this bed to get rid of all the grass.
I also started the great neighbor-blocking wall of 2013. Â Three little arborvitae. Â We’re planning on building some lattice style fencing panels between them. Â I’m planning on 3 lattice panels so I need another arborvitae on the far right. Â Then I think we’ll tightly space arborvitae up to the AC units and up to the Spirea bush.
You can see the arborvitae are small and a little brown-tipped. Â The ship fromÂ IllinoisÂ so I think they’re just winter-burned. Â I hope they come back! Â I got all three for $4.99 from burgess. Â I can get larger stock (1′-2′ for 3/$6.99) Â They are $6.99 each from Home Depot but they look better and are easily 2′ tall. Â For $70 I can get 10 good looking trees. Â Or for $26.50 I can get 12 unknown looking trees. Â I’m leaning towards HD but I’d love your opinions.
I ended up with 2 peegee hydrangeas so one is in a pot for now. Â I’m not sure what we’ll do with it. Â I’m hoping that maybe it’ll do well in a pot on the deck. There are plenty of other places it can go as well.
The creeping phlox is currently hanging out in pots on the deck. Â I’d like to put it in the area on the right side of the yard but we’ve got lots of trash and scrap metal there right now!
I also got a Bargain Bag of strawberries. Â 25 strawberry plants of an unknown variety. Â I ended up getting Festival strawberries which is great. They are June-bearing and supposed to be vigorous producers. Â I have them set up in my pot. Â I’m planning aÂ squirrel-proof cage for the strawberry pot. Â I’ll be sure to share when I figure out the details.
It’s been a long winter but the bulbs are finally starting to show themselves.
I can’t wait for spring to be in full bloom!
Any landscaping plans for this summer? Â Want to come help me with mine?