September 2, 2009
FALL GARDEN MAKEOVER
The shortest summer in a century has passed by very quickly and an early cool Fall has arrived. It seems like only yesterday that I had 50 Spring Flingers visit my garden on May 31. The newly planted bed ( photo 1 above ) filled in very quickly and while it looks pretty good, pretty good is not good enough for me.
This was my first experience with Fox Red Curly Sedge which I fell in love with and planted two in the new bed. I think that the other plants overwhelmed the sedges and that they needed their very own space to appreciate their special qualities so I moved them to the front of the beds. I like them much better now that I can see their full beauty.
The two Walker's Low Catmint that I planted this Spring seemed a little lost so I transplanted them toward the front .
I divided phlox, blackeyed susans and sedums and planted them at the back of the border. Once the annuals expire I will plant Spring bulbs in their spaces.
And that's just the back border. The front garden borders need attention as well. A gardener's work is never done.