building a garden with little skill but boundless enthusiasm
Sunday, June 19, 2011
To Do Soonish
* stakes and twine for lilies * cart last little heap of mulch into backyard and spread around shade bed * bylaw-related digging (need to figure out wtf to do with the dirt we take out, though) * purchase and set up arbour for John Davis rose to climb on * deadhead roses * weed between patio stones, especially stupid invading crab-and-other-grass * trench around patio to keep stupid invading grass at bay * sweep sand into walkway joints
This is my second garden, which I am putting in around my first house. When we got here in July 2008 the yard consisted of grass and a two-foot-wide border wildly overgrown with hydrangeas, ferns, daylilies, and weeds. I aspire to replace as much lawn as possible with carefree cottage-garden riots of colour and texture.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Conditions: Zone 5a; soft, well-drained soil that tends towards sand and probably acid, thanks to a big white pine; mixed sun and dappled shade
Recent highly entertaining internet mob justice elsewhere got me to thinking, and I figured I should point out the following:
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