Monday, June 11, 2007

Our First Flower Bed

Actually, its more of a Fern & Rock Bed, I guess. This is the shady NW corner of the house, just to the right of the front door where the cat door is. We aranged the rocks to give the cats a dry path out of the bed, and a few more just for decoration. Clockwise from the top, there are two Autumn Ferns, a Maidenhair fern, a Ghost Lady Fern, Phlox, a Pasque Flower, more Phlox, and a Soft Shield Fern. There are also a couple different types of miniature thyme along the front and between the path rocks.
I hope they all do well! We put down a soaker hose because much of the bed is actually under the eves so it doesn't get the rain. Even after a week of rain, the soil there was still dry when we started digging in the compost.

3 comments:

Gabe said...

Very cool, Addie. Inspiring. Do you think these will take a lot of maintenance? Will your lawn try to infiltrate the beds? I love the ferns.
I'd like to do something similar at my place. I'm thinking that including some juniper would help keep out the grass.

addie said...

I'm sure that eventually the grass will try to infiltrate, but hopefully the thyme and plox (groundcovers) will get established fast enough to form a barrier. I'm sure you could do ferns and the like at your place, Juniper too, although it isn't a big favorite of mine. Too pokey!

Dan said...

Your place is looking so nice, I can't wait to see it in person again.