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New Shade Garden

Last weekend we took on the removal of this ugly, falling down, chain link fence. It was a lot of work. There were several tree-weeds growing through the fence that had to be cut down and we ended up having to dig out a bunch of the fence because there were large tree roots growing through the fence.

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Once the fence was out, things really opened up.

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You can see the roll of fence in this picture. The scrap metal guys loved us this week.

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I also spend some time digging and edging the bed with bricks.

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I’ve threw some mulch down and moved some plants over. I’ve got a couple hostas, some forget-me-nots, and some begonias planted. I’ve also moved a pee-gee hydrangea that I’ve had in a pot for a couple years into the bed. I’m planning on a couple more hydrangeas on the sunny side and a bunch of ferns in the shadiest area. I’d also love to add some architectural features. Maybe a bird bath or a small fountain of some sort.

Getting rid of the fence is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and I’m so glad we finally took the time to do it. Now I just need to collect a bunch of plants to fill in my giant new bed. I’m particularly excited about ferns!

Sarah

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