We've got 5 yards of sweet peet sitting in the driveway and it's been raining. We need it to revitalize a couple of beds. Most of the planting areas in the back were cut out of pachysandra and need constant compost infusions. Pat and I realized when we were planting the new front bed that we needed to rearrange a whole bunch of plants. Actually I guess Pat's been telling me that our garden was getting overgrown for awhile. There's a fuzzy line between a little too robust and "hey! it's too crowded" garden. I may have made a few miscalculations. The ligularia that were a couple of inches high 2 years ago and a foot tall last year are all of a sudden HUGE. They even crowd out ferns and I thought that nothing crowded out ferns.
The ground is saturated so instead of a day shoveling sweet peet, I took pictures of the back yard. We had no master plan when we started planting.
It just seemed to take on a life of its own . . .
The grass in the back ground is my neighbor's. It is nice and perfectly manicured. You can tell our yard because of the chaos.
The dappled willows are wonderful bushes that will grow 10 feet tall, as long as you can protect them from the deer when they are small.
The berm is the sunny part of the back yard. This year everything just came together. There are no empty spaces. Everything grew out. The chives and creeping geraniums are in bloom. A couple of rabbit families call it home.