Or What a Sodding Mess...
Or That Plant Looks Dead, Let's Move It to the Front Yard...
You get the idea, we are moving some plants around. Trees in the neighboring yard to the south of us are getting pretty big, and that means our back yard has less and less sun exposure each year. We are trying to grow more food this summer, so we'll need those sunny spots for edibles. Therefore, a few plants need to be relocated.
Also, I hate mowing grass.
So, we decided to smother some grass in the parking strip and create a sweet little flower garden. Luckily we've had some very nice weather, and I've been a busy little bee. Since we are spending a good chunk of change on soil and mulch, the actual plants will all have to come from the yard. I'm hoping to get a gift card to Portland Nursery for my birthday - hint, hint.
We need to move: a magnolia, a tea tree, a lilac, many day lilies, a few iris, five lavenders, a few roses, some grasses, a sedum and a peony. There are a few other plants that I'll probably move or divide as well. So we'll have plenty to fill the new garden.
|A regular old parking strip with a water main access point to keep clear.|
By the way, we'll be laying a brick path just to the left of the new garden!