Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Planting the front garden
Now that the garden construction is finished, all that's left is the planting. But it's a big job. Yesterday we started with the six big rhodos. And they are big. We managed to get five of them in the back of Jan's pickup truck, and the sixth crammed into the back of my van. Here's Harry with one of them in the wagon.
This wagon was his birthday gift to me last week and it's proven to be most useful for the job.
Jan is the expert on planting and she directed Harry and me in all aspects of the work.
The rhodos are placed in two groups of three, one under the arbutus tree and one near the cedars. They have finished blooming for the year so we won't get the full impact until next spring, but I think they will be absolutely beautiful.
This afternoon we're heading out to purchase a few more trees, a Japanese Snowbell, a Forest Pansy and a Sensation Lilac. Once they're planted we'll place the shrubs and plant the ground cover. There's still a lot of planting to be done.