It looks nice from a distance, but up-close, all that bushy catmint had taken over.
Honestly, the little plants beneath all that catmint seemed to say THANK YOU! Once the catmint was out, I was able to access the back layer of plants for a good pruning. I moved the trellis over for the sweet pea since it had grown too tall for the structure it was on, Russian sage got a nice shaping, etc.
Next came the new plants to fill in where the catmint was... Geranium, allium, sedum, cheddars, etc. filled the void.
The are scrawny now, but soon, the new baby plants will bush out and spill onto the path to give me that lush cottage garden look I love.
Ignore the hose and you'll see the neat little peak at the rose garden just around the blue spruce.
The sitting area in the back. I have the baby blue cushions for the bench in the wash. I will share with you the rose garden (to the right) when we get the salvaged gates moved in. Steven replaced this section of the fence and built the cute little double-opening gate. I asked for a scalloped pattern and black, and he did a great job!
The daisy garden around the copper wash basin. I fell in love with the puffy pink echinacea. Soon, the Big Daddy hydrangea will have puffy pink blooms as well. Nothing in the basin yet... maybe this weekend?
Any gardening successes at your home?