Sunday, June 14, 2009
A Small Dilemma
Friday I bought this beautiful clematis at Costco. Goodness, I love the wine colored petals and the contrasting centers! But now where to plant this beauty. This must not be a hasty decision to pop it in the ground any ol' place, as does happen sometimes. No, I must find a place to show it off and where it complements the other plants around it. Hmmm. . .
This is just one of a myriad of dilemmas I face as I'm trying to improve the yard around my house. Awhile back I promised to show you some of the uglier spots in my yard. Oh yes, they are ugly.
You have been warned.
Above is the northwest corner of the property. It needs a section of fence, a gate, and a plan. Should I plant a tree to provide more shade for the back yard? Then I face the possibility of too much shade in years to come and the roots that choke out other plants. I've already taken out two pines so I could have flowers. Sometimes I miss the shade, but I love how the flower beds are shaping up! Argh!
Now we're facing the southwest corner. At one time there were four trees in this area, and where the fence is was a row of arborvitae. One tree remains as well as what is left of the dirt I dug out of my rose garden, some of the rocks that I dug out of said garden, weeds, and a pile of chippings. At least I have a plan of action for this area: clear it, level it, gravel it and park the trailer here. My boys and I will be busy this week! hehehe . . .