A few weeks ago I shared with you our new rustic outdoor patio table and benches. Now that I have lived with it for a few weeks, I’ve decided to give the landscape next to this sitting area a slight overhaul. Just as I shared with you last week about re-arranging my flagstone pathway in hopes of eventually finding the look I envision in my mind, this area needed the same.
My main focal point in this landscape bed is the Red Coral Bark Maple. Which was getting overcrowded by a Red Twigged Dogwood that was directly next to it. A few years ago when I planted this area, everything was so small that the difference seemed fine, however this year ~ one side of this maple tree’s limbs began growing upwards because of the dogwood. After eliminating the dogwood, I relocated a hydrangea from the flagstone pathway that was becoming too large for it’s space. Now the hydrangea will have the room it needs to grow…especially because I have the ability to trim the hydrangea into whatever shape I desire. At the base of the Coral Bark Maple I planted three beautifully pink blooming heather in a triangle. This gives such a fabulous pop of color where something was much needed. Two (one variegated) hardy fuchsia was relocated to this area of the landscape in hopes that they not only find happiness, but will also attract the hummingbirds.
Knowing that it isn’t the right time of the year to be dividing, I decided to do so anyway and planted some of my hosta’s, delphinium and heuchra in hopes they will take root.
Also removed were several “Blythe Spirit” yellow rose shrubs that never bloomed this year. I believe they were not getting enough sunshine anymore ~ so they were moved to the rose terrace.
However, already established and definitely staying here in this area are several beautiful plants. Pigs ear, Japanese sedge, variegated ivy, pink lady hellebores, an unnamed rose, red twig dogwood, hydrangea, hino crimson azalea, white flowering current, Rose of Sharon, Needled Dwarf Evergreen, Mexican Orange Blossom, Fern, columbine, crocosmia, bleeding hearts, several tulip, crocus and daffodil bulbs ~ a few others I’m sure that I’ve missed sharing…
A couple new additions that I purchased for this area is the Bartzella Peony (hoping there is enough sunshine) and yellow hot pokers. Looking forward to seeing them ‘perform next summer’.
Thanks so much for coming by to take a peek my newest landscape project.Hope to see you link up your gardens to this weeks Cottage Garden Party?