One of the goals on my hopeful list for the hill in our back yard is to plant all sorts of flowers along the front of the retaining wall. I want nice cutting flowers, but also plants that will attract butterflies and bees as well as hummingbirds if possible. We went to Scottsdale Farms with my mom last weekend and she is always helpful at picking out plants for certain purposes. I didn’t go crazy since – I’m not expecting to get everything finished this fall. I picked up a Veronica ‘Fascination’ and two Scabiosas ‘Butterfly Blue’ for 50% off. I also brought home a bag of Tulip ‘Chrysantha’ bulbs that will go in the ground around Thanksgiving. I thought they would look nice next to the Ornithogalum dubium Orange Creams.
I was able to plant another couple dozen canna lilies in the hole that was freed up when I moved the last hydrangea. I also moved the asiatic lilies and the gladioli to this area.
The drift roses that I bought the week before made it into the ground as well. I really like the pop of color it adds. I transplanted a few more Golden Nugget Japanese Barberries from the front yard to the hill while I was at it. I am very excited that I am finally seeing some progress on the hill. The space looks more and more intentionally planned every week. I didn’t get anything new done in the yard this weekend because of work and Bradley’s birthday, but spending the time on making his birthday weekend special was better than making progress in the yard.
The last of my progress last weekend happened in the courtyard path. I put down four more bags of garden soil. I am having trouble finding more creeping thyme locally, but I did pick up a few wooly thyme plants while we were at Scottsdale Farms. I got those put down, but I still probably need a half dozen more plants to finish the path.