A couple project pictures from the last week or so include a shady pollinator garden to screen a septic system access as well as a few extra plantings. Besides heavy shade, deer pressure was also a factor in plant selection. Hellbore, Pulmonaria, Lobelia, Columbine and more were well represented.
The fence will come down once they are a little more established.
|Pollinator planting for shade|
Other plantings included replacements of dead or struggling plants, rethinking plant selection and splitting some others.
|Before: Grasses struggling with waste heat from the AC unit|
|After: Lavender will be a better choice with a relaxing fragrance|
Red twig dogwoods will fill the gap in the privacy hedge and the red stems will glow in contrast against the white snow in winter.
On the opposite side of the driveway, replacing the dead euonymus, these winterberry will compliment the dogwoods with their red berries.
On the homefront, our second peach tree is ripening nicely and the Japanese Beetle traps have done well protecting them. Had my first Macoun apple today as well, the Aronia are ripe, and the Seaberries are leafing back out.