Two of the new gardens are about ready to plant – the canoe garden and the one on the near side of the new path. There is a third new garden you can’t see in this picture. It’s tucked back in behind the stern of the canoe between the peonies and the driveway. I still want to enhance the soil in that one some before planting.
These new gardens are all partially shaded by a locust tree located on the lawn. A surprising amount of sun sneaks into the canoe and peony area and less to the garden on the tree side of the path. The canoe area is sunny enough that the peonies in there do great. They start blooming a few days later than some in sunnier locations but once they show, they’re beautiful.
Tuffy P and I will now talk about what to plant in the new gardens. The bow and the stern areas of the canoe garden are going to be for annuals, with perennials in the middle two sections. I bought a couple nice grasses that can handle part shade on sale at my local home improvement centre. I think those are going to go in the garden on the right in the picture. If you have any suggestions for perennials in the canoe or any other plants for the new gardens, I’d love to hear what you think.