I completed digging and preparing the S garden today, then did some initial planting. The trouble with a new garden is that it always takes a year or two before it starts to grow in and feel like it hasn’t just been planted – but you have to start somewhere. The S made from river rock gives this garden some backbone. The area is shaded by the big locust tree but the canopy does not completely shut out the sun.
Our garden award rock, which should have come last Novemeber finally arrived the other day – they don’t know what happened – a rock was ordered for us but never made it to our house. The award was for top traditional garden in Ward 6 (which defines our municipal electoral boundary) for 2013. We’ve placed the rock at the head of the new S garden (and I put a little bird on it). We’ll add various other plants to this garden along the way. I planted several perennials today, including some grasses, ferns, a hosta, some bleeding heart, and more, accented with a flat of impatiens.