I started the new garden last September to hide the AC unit. The Pieres Japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ is performing as advertised with bright red new growth. The hostas I separated and moved at the beginning of the month have taken hold. Even the tiny, almost dead azalea has a few new green leaves.
I want to add – an evergreen Daphne for spring fragrance and two mums for fall color.
We got a truckload of mulch last week and it was time to finish the garden.
I reset the path so it is somewhat level. I have paths in the garden so I don’t walk on it and compact the soil. In spring, I'm glad I have paths to work from.
I make the paths out of anything I can get cheaply (free) – leftover flagstone from my neighbors pond, pavers from an old patio, bricks and slate from a contractor friend or handmade circles from an old bag of Quickrete.
A layer of mulch and I was done. .
It may not be a masterpiece but it is satisfying to create a new garden.