I know these shots don't do a lot to highlight what happened, mostly because I like to buy baby plants and let them grow into bigger plants. Baby plants are less expensive and easier to plant since you don't have to dig a big ass hole.
So lets take another look at that sweet drawing I did...
And a closer look at each area...
Greensboro Shrub Nursery. I believe that are called "fancee." Luckily, they are fairly sun tolerant, so they should be able to handle the PM sun they will occasionally get hit with and these babies can get big. I love big hostas. We need to add more to fill out the area some more, but just these four make a pretty big difference.
Greensboro Shrub Nursery didn't have anymore endless summer's, so we picked out another blue/purple variety. We'll see how this all works out when they bloom.
I ordered our daylilies from Smokeys Daylily Gardens. We went with a mixed lot and was able to get 25 fans (or baby plants) for pretty cheap. I am really pleased with this purchase. The plants came fast and were in great shape. I can't wait to see them next spring when they are in bloom.
I knew I wanted to plant roses in this area because they can tolerate the afternoon sun. After planting two knock out roses in the past, I was ready for something a little less easy care and a little more ROSE! After doing some research, I mostly settled on David Austen roses. These roses are know for their old rose charm (fantastic sent and beautiful shape), while still being disease resistant. All roses came from Chamblee's Rose Nursery. The roses arrived in excellent shape and best of all, they are potted, not bare root.
And that wraps up our fall planting. Clearly we still have loads to do, such as adding a new layer of pine needles, keeping up with the wedding and filling in the empty areas some more. But at least for now, I don't feel like our poor yard is such a barren wasteland.
Anybody else tackling some fall planting?