On Friday, I posted a vague reference about a project I would be working on Saturday. Because of a late start, I ended up finishing the project this morning. The newspaper cutouts were to help me figure out spacing. Now I am showcasing the full extent of my dorkiness.
I am finally installing some dwarfs in the front shrubbery bed to give it a more filled-in, layered look. I needed to see how the shrubs would look at mature size so I wouldn’t plant them too close to one another or the established bushes since they are still smaller than they will be. My mom says that fall is the best time to plant shrubs, so I have been itching to do this since we planted the Thujas last fall.
These are Golden Nugget Dwarf Japanese Barberry. They are full sun and a mature size of 12″ T and 18″ W.
I had to transplant five perennials so that things wouldn’t look too crowded. Hopefully they will survive the trip to their new homes. I still need at least one more (I bought all that they had at Pike’s), but it is mostly done. I can’t wait for them to fill in!