My Garden Therapy has yielded results! Iâ€™ve never been happy with the bare ground under our dogwood tree. There had been a hosta to the left, but it never did well so I divided it and moved it to another part of the yard. Last summer I had also planted some alyssum as a border in front of the tree, but they didnâ€™t get enough sun, either, and never filled out.
While my dad was putting in the new drip system I transplanted my two rosemary plants from the pots I carted around during my apartment-living days, and placed them in a nice, sunny, south facing spot on the other side of the tree. In front of the tree I planted a drift of five astilbe which will produce pretty pink feathery plumes all summer. And back by the fence I transplanted a few Jacobâ€™s Ladders from an over crowded spot. Theyâ€™re ferns that will shoot up blue spires. At the very base of the tree I planted some ground cover to help keep the soil moist.
As soon as I get everything planted in other parts of the garden, I will have a chance to secure the black tubing with some wire and hide it under the dirt.
Iâ€™m so excited and feel so productive!
p.s. do you see the five month dead Christmas tree in the background??? Perhaps I’m trying to beat the record?