I've been busy doing lots of rearranging in the garden recently. I find myself having a hard time staying focused on one place at a time though. It's sort of the same way I am in the house. I go to clean a room only to find things that go in another room, once I take them there I start on another project before I've returned to finish the project I started first. Well, in the garden as I dig up a plant and instead of just putting in a pot or in the shade, I try to find a place to plant it right then. That usually means I have to move something else to make room for it. Then I have to find new homes for the ones I just dug up to make room for the first plant, meanwhile the original spot I started has now been abandoned.
I've been trying to stay focused on the area behind my pond that I dug up over the weekend. I've been pretty good staying focused, although I did end up doing quite a bit of rearranging in the front yard to make room for the lilies I dug from the backyard, and I must say it's an area that I've been working on all summer and had planned to move the lilies to already. So, really that wasn't a total distraction, at least that's what I'm telling myself and my husband.
Here's a little of what's going on so far:
Geranium 'Rozanne' has been on my list for sometime now.
Heuchera 'Marmalade' is planted near the pond edge with a couple of other different Heucheras, both in the purplish-red family. Japanese Blood Grass 'Red Baron' is close by too.
Echinacea 'Sundown' is going to be planted not too far from 'Marmalade', it hasn't been moved yet, and that's only because it's supposed to be 85 degrees today. Currently it's in the butterfly garden, but the Butterfly Bush is growing over it, so it needs to be moved anyway.
Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea' was one I thought had died last year. I found one tiny little leaf trying to sprout when I moved an Astillbe earlier this summer. I moved it to a container and nursed it back to health. It should bloom next year.
Beautyberry (Callicarpa) 'Profusion' is planted in front of the fence and has lots of room to grow.
Ninebark (Physocarpus) Coppertina 'Mindia' is a new shrub that I just bought. It's got the most beautiful coloring. It's also got lots of room to grow, they can get quite large.
So, that's just some of what I'm trying to stay focused on. There is lots more going on in this bed but the sun has been so bright in the backyard now that I've had a hard time taking a picture of the whole area. The sun already seems so much lower and really is affecting the lighting in picture taking. I'm sure we'll have an overcast day soon and I will take more pictures then to share.