Today’s post is brought to you by the word, “Potential.”
Every garden has potential. Every garden is a work in progress. Mine, too.
This rose bed is one of my favorite beds. I put it together a long time ago, and I haven’t needed to do much since. Somehow I managed to mix in some red tones with some grey and yellow and keep the bed from being too green in the spring. I still add a plant or two every now and then.
Then there’s this bed, and
this bed, both the bane of my existence. While I love daylilies when they’re blooming in June, the rest of the season they are just a regular boring green.
Both of these beds have the potential to be great. This isn’t the year to bring out their greatness. We’ve had a very dry spring. Any plants I put in the ground will need more tender loving care than normal to avoid losing them to the drought. I also need to figure out what I want to plant. Nothing has inspired me yet.
Last year, I planted cherry tomatoes in front of the rhododendrons to fill in the space. That worked pretty well. I may do the same this year. I’d like to find another tree peony for the other bed. They have a beautiful shape, and grow just fast enough to fill in a space.
These plants will go along the front of the second bed. I love using the heuchera along the front of beds since they add permanent color throughout the season. They’re easy to grow and can be divided in the fall. All of these plants came from Home Depot.
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