Monday, June 15, 2009

Bushes do grow...



The blue hydrangea is big enough that most of the perennials planted closer to the porch are nearly completely obscured. That's about 4ft of shorter perennials...

And a lot of these guys are good to be split and/or moved out. This is on the NE side of the house - so light shade most of the day. The iris needs moved (and squeezed some more to try to kill more of the baby iris borers), the foamflower will be low - but I love seeing it there in spring, so maybe the hosta should move & be split (I only have one other that color). Lillies are staying, phlox needs thinned to reduce powdery mildew, snow on the mountain (bishop's weed) needs to be removed from the part of the bed by the porch, and the peony just needs the creeping charlie pulled out...

And the white edged hosta is hiding my white hellebore - I think moving the hellebore might be easier than being careful about the hellebore while moving the hosta.

Ever notice that it takes nearly as long to figure out how you want to renovate a bed - as to actually do it?

2 comments:

Kim said...

Yes! Doing the work takes but a moment, but deciding what to do. Well, that's another story. I'm sorry you suffer from this same malady.

Sue said...

Yes, and when I'm finished thinking about it, I may or may not do it how I had decided to.

I just recently discovered hellebores, and have noticed that the different kinds I found and planted this spring are staying green, but not sending up new growth so far. I know hostas move well, but then, you are concerned about disturbing the hellebores. Hmm. Could you do some of each?