Earlier this spring I removed a lot of brown-eyed Susans from the front edge of the arbor gardens. It left me with some empty areas, like in the front of the purple iris. It bothers me every time I take a picture. So I went out to the rockwall garden and dug up a few hosta.
I like it so much better with the chartreusey color of the hosta. The larger hosta may be Sum & Substance, but I can't say for sure. Here's a close up view:
Now I need to do something with these bare spots. I've been removing fall asters and trying to kill poppies in this area. The work just never ends in a perennial garden! But this is what I consider the fun stuff--removing, adding, redesigning....that's what keeps me entertained all summer.
I need to go buy something to plant in a container to stuff inside this milkcan.
I actually have a couple of empty milk cans to fill. I will probably go and buy an annual or two this weekend. I am looking forward to a weekend at home puttering in the garden. Maybe I will even fit in a cleaning chore or two.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.