The last SOS that I wrote about MY GARDEN concerned the new fence and all the woes we had! Well the fence and all it entailed has all been completed to our satisfaction and the internet, garden lights and sprinklers are working as they should! To say that we will NEVER replace that fence again is an understatement! So, I am starting in my Woodland Garden this morning and moving to the front with my photos!
The Woodland Garden is looking very green! We added a border to the back small lawn area and planted 30 pulmonaria in the edge. My existing hosta are very small, if the deer would stop eating them they would be much larger……I am surprised every year that any come back!
The Fountain Garden is all newly planted this year………we ripped out all the MONDO GRASS here…….mondo grass serves a purpose and then it grows up and takes over everything! I added ferns, squiggly hosta, mini skirt hosta, coleus, fuchsia and other shade loving plants.
This is a look down the fence line from the back. When the new fence was put in the landscapers and fence-men brought it 6 inches into my garden from the original fence line! Most smallish plants were annihilated along that border! So, just about every small plant is new along the fence. I transplanted plants that I had in big pots and added them along the edge. Now I have a rock garden edge of sorts there where the rocks border the patio………
The only thing that remained of the left section of the garden here was the Creeping Mazus groundcover between the stepping stones near the back. It is continuing to creep! And, I have added many new plants since we decided at this point that so much of this section was a total mess we might as well take out the six big Upright Plum Yews that were along the cottage on the right side and add more flowers. I added many Old House Garden Heirloom bulbs here………many, many irises for next year blooming!
In case you need a reminder of the old fence……….. this is the fence and garden before the new fence was in……… All the plants and shrubs on the left side were damaged during the fence re-construction and had to be replaced. When we took out the Yews we also took out all the Mondo grass along the cottage here too! It gave me more room and made my path look larger.
Here is a closer look at the Gaura, the Mexican Rose and the iris leaves……..now………..
This Indian Feather Gaura is at the bottom end of the fence line and is one of my favorite new plants!
I hope you have enjoyed the June update to my garden!
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