I took advantage of the sunny morning, working outside to the spirited tunes of the high school marching band playing for a pep rally at the school just down the hill.
Since I moved the rose of Sharon out of the front garden a couple of weeks ago, I decided to fill its empty spot with an underperforming astilbe. The poor thing had barely stood a chance, positioned as it was under a thickly leaved rhododendron bough keeping it too shaded and too dry! I think it will bloom much more happily in its new, more exposed space, just as its brother did earlier this summer!While I was mucking about in there, I also planted some tulips, promoted as “critter resistant.” We shall see!
Moving up the porch steps, the impatiens by the front door seemed more appropriate for 1313 Mockingbird Lane, so I dug them out and replaced them with bronze and yellow chrysanthemums. Since the center plant is so small, I also moved some tall coleus from another pot to keep it company. Surely, it is now a far more welcoming sight to guests who might drop by for a cup of tea!