With everything else going on, I’ve barely had a moment to even consider my yard and garden. All the plants I dug up from the townhouse were still sitting in pots. That wasn’t a problem when I first brought them, we were getting a lot of rain and they were doing well. But the last few weeks have been mostly dry, and the temps have been rising again. And I’ll admit, I hadn’t been watering them as much as I should, given the lack of rain.
I had to start getting them in the ground or risk losing them all together, and waste all that work I did digging them up in the first place!
My enormous to-do list wasn’t the only thing holding me back… I’ve been having a hard time deciding how I want to lay things out. But I decided it was better to just get things in the ground and healthy again .I can always move things around next year.
First, I tackled the day lilies and the oriental lilies. They went along the fence – easy peasy. Because they are mostly done blooming (with the exception of the Frans Hals daylilies you see there), so I’m not sure which ones are where. I’ll find out when they bloom next year!
Inside the catio fence was looking a little too much like a prison yard, so planted a good chunk of the other plants around the interior, along the fence line. Once they perk up and fill in a little, this will make the catio look a lot nicer!
I had seven strawberry plants, and I plunked them right down in the middle of the catio. Eventually, I want to build a nice raised bed, and have DOZENS of strawberries plants, but for now, the catio fence will keep them safe from bunnies. And the cats won’t mind them in there.
In the corner by the porch steps, I planted my special little Toad Lilies. There’s not a lot of shade in this yard, but this spot doesn’t get much sun until late afternoon, so my little toadies should do just fine here.
I still have to get my roses and irises in the ground, but they are faring a little better than other other plants, so they can wait a day or two more.
There’s just so much room to grow here. I can’t wait to start some seeds, and start dreaming about next spring!