I'm making a journal of changes being made here at Patchwork Garden.
We bought this house, in the fall of 2008. The first six months, were spent remodeling the inside. I'm pretty much the do-it-yourself type, so a lot of it was just that...do-it-myself. The outside had to wait.
But, there has been a lot of work, lately.
This front bed, was mostly hedge and ground cover. Not much interesting, here.
So, we shortened the boxwood hedge, and I started ripping out ground cover. And, the shape of the bed got changed.
My plan, is for this to be a foliage bed.
Rocks, that were buried by ground cover, were moved to the front and with an Agave Lophantha.
A line of blue fescue was arranged along the front edge.
Some 'Powis Castle' artemisia, was placed along the back, to soften things, and hopefully hide the gutter drain, that goes through there, all the way to the outside edge.
Palm grass will grow up and do some hiding, too.
A variegated Miscanthus, will add some height and interest to the side back.
A pale terra cotta pot adds interest.
I crammed it full of variegated plants. I may have to rethink this, but right now I'm pleased with it.
The main focal point of this bed, will be this sago palm.....we hope. It's not looking too good, right now. If it doesn't come back to life, we'll be getting another one to replace it. That'll put a dent in the budget.
It had some green, at the base of the limbs. Keep your fingers crossed.
We still have these utility boxes to contend with. Not sure there's anything that can be done. I'm still thinking.....thinking.
And, there's still the island of ground cover, between the drive and the street. I'd like to redo that, but it will just have to wait a while.
So, this is not an 'After'....more like a during. But, it's coming along.
Gardening....the never ending story.