During this year my garden will never fill out and become this lush wonderland I have in my head. I am just going to accept that now. So garden, the pressure is off, but by next May, you better be looking like the secret garden, ya hear me?
Despite the fact that its going to take me forever to get around to showing you what my efforts will eventually yield, I am making small strides. Below, a progress report. This view is an eastern exposure, with one half being part shade and the other half being part sun. This is the part shade section. To give you an idea of height, the fence is just over 6 feet tall. I know, its the mother of all picket fences. And at the 'path' the depth of the garden is about 10 feet, expanding out on either side. I find it very difficult to capture depth in this garden, I'm not sure why.
Sometime in November 09 when I was raking up Magnolia leaves:
March 21st: A retaining wall and a few stepping stone put in to be able to get back to that section:
And April 2nd: only 11 days later. Look at that Autumn Fern on the left there in front of the little wall (the pics will expand if hard to see). He sure has a way of showing he's verrry happy in his new home. Others pictured are 5 woodland phlox, 3 Creeping Cupflower which I am hoping will fill in between the stones nicely, and the Trailing Lantana I planted a month ago which I accidentally fell on. Despite that, he is at least double his size. In the background my outrageous sized Japanese Holly Ferns, and way over to the left my Persian Shield looking very tiny in his new home. There is also a tiny foxglove in there, can you spot him? He's an infant, but very healthy and seems to be doing a lot better than those getting more sun. He's an experiment.
Progress progress progress. One of these days that trellis will be covered in (something), and the statue will sit at the end of the little path. Behind the holly ferns on either side are baby hydrangea bushes filling up the back space (eventually). They just need to get a move on being taller than 8 inches so they can show up in the pictures.
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