Wednesday, May 26, 2010
spring knitting and gardening
Ten years ago, when we moved into our new house in this new development, the landscape was pretty stark. Not many mature trees, in fact, not even much sod yet. When planning my garden I had to stick with plants that tolerated full sun and arid conditions. And wait.
Now, ten years on, the trees are maturing and pockets of shade are developing. Last year I tried Hostas for the first time in the back corner of my yard below my Japanese Maple. They thrived, so this year I put in another - a Fire and Ice Hosta with variegated green and white foliage and lavender flowers. As well, I planted a Bleeding Heart plant below my Chinese Flowering Dogwood. Hopefully everything thrives. Maybe I can find a place for some Columbines for next year!