Although I'm pretty awesome with proportions in all other aspects of life and design, I am really, really awful with proportions in the Garden. I always need to think BIGGER! Every bed I've ever made in the Garden should have been at least a foot deeper, sometimes more. I also should have edged the beds with brick, as I've always planned, because over the years the grass has made a stealthy attack at reclaiming stolen territory.
|See? This bed should be so much deeper! It drives me crazy. One day (hopefully) these hydrangeas will be big and full and amazing! They need more room to grow!|
|Looking the other direction. The hostas have grown a bit faster than I thought they would. Plants are hanging over the grass. We need to fix this!|
|And the solution. Mulch and cardboard (or newsprint). The lazy man's way of "edging" (and expanding) a border.|
|I still would like a nice edge made with pavers, but for now this is much better.|
|I also need to move a few things. This poor Japanese painted fern is being over run by the hosta! The hostas look great this year, but might actually need to be divided already!|
|And the climbing hydrangea is taking over an Autumn fern. The climbing hydrangea actually has quite a few runners that are in need of removal or relocation. They all have roots, so perhaps a few on each of the trees in the garden would be nice.|