Although I didn’t walk today, I spent it in the garden, carrying bags of mulch and digging holes, so I feel that is a decent substitute for a daily walk.
After a few days out of town, it feels good to get back into my garden and take care of a few little chores. One thing I do quite regularly is move plants around. In a 15 year old garden, that’s the main job in the perennial flower beds: moving and sometimes dividing plants that have started crowding each other so that their arrangment is no longer pleasing or even healthy for them.
I am very grateful that we have managed to create a tiny slice of paradise on a suburban plot of land just a few yards from a busy street.
View from my bedroom window, facing west.
East view from my office.
My little cement Buddha statue was getting buried under the heather, so I bought a cobblestone for him to sit on. This is the view from the south-facing bedroom window. That’s a Frances Williams hosta, a beautiful classic. I just planted a bit more White Nancy (dead nettle) because the first clump is doing well and I love its ability to shine in the shade.
I need to repot some of the plants in containers around the water feature. I think I want all the blue fescue in one pot, all the petunias in another, rather than mixed as they are now. We’ll see how that works out.
Update: Makeover accomplished. I think it does look better. What do you think?