It’s time for spring garden projects — time to implement the ideas that have been percolating over the winter, waiting for sunny days and a fresh, new start.
A section of my landscape has been sad for several seasons. It wasn’t quite what I wanted and most of the plants just wouldn’t grow anymore. Lantana wasn’t growing, for heaven’s sake. What does that tell you?!
So, this week, we (the royal we – meaning I had help!) dug up the strip of grass designed as a contrast, shoveled up the existing rock to make a more natural-looking dry creek, brought in a yard of soil and turned up what little existing soil was there — some of which was caliche and some was actually road base, left by the construction workers when they built the house 12 years ago. Seriously? You just dumped it here?
I planted a row of bright edge yuccas and some mystic spires salvia along with a firecracker fern. There are still some Mexican mint marigold there, along with some blackfoot daisies that are going to have to move, but I had to look at them with the other plants to make decisions about what to do with them.
So, it’s not done-done, but it’s pretty close and I’ve got a good sense of what I’ll do next.
When it comes to spring projects, are you still plotting or planting?