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Gardening at the end of April
Woooohoooo, got my fence panels ordered today. They won't totally enclose the front yard but with the help of vines will give us some privacy out there.
6 will go along the front sidewalk and with the Cross Vine cuttings I have been rooting, they will be covered pretty quickly. One will go along the sidewalk on the side where the Canna bed is. The Canna will be the privacy shield there.
One will go along the driveway, joining the end of the row of 6 at the sidewalk. I want to fill that corner with Hollyhocks, Iris and Lilies. I have plenty of Glad and Iris but will have to wait until next year for the Hollyhocks to bloom.
One will be up near the front porch to give privacy to the entry way and one will be between the Rosemary bush and the trash and recycle barrels to block that view from the street.
I am so excited and this is one of those garden dreams that you have perfectly pictured in your mind and are almost afraid you will never be able to make come true.
I have started pulling up the grass/weeds in the strip between the sidewalk and the curb. Had to stop last week after some creature bit my arm three times causing some swelling, redness and a painful itch. I sort of hate to admit it but we picked up some bug killing spray that will be used on that area before I can finish pulling and planting it. I just don't want to get those bites again.
I have so much Salvia guaranitica (Black and Blue Salvia) that is taking over the back yard I am pretty sure that will be the main plant in that strip. It should take over that area in no time and be confined between the sidewalk and curb. Of course I will have to put in some edging on the property line so Dana next door doesn't have to fight it next year.
Between the heat and bad bug bites last week and the several days of rain this week, it will be next week before I can get much more done in the yard. But considering the drought we are barely coming out of, there is no way under the sun that I will be complaining about rain anytime soon.
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Oh Toni I am so pleased for you. Your garden is going to look a real treat when the fence panels are up and the planting is completed. Isn't it wonderful when our dreams become reality?
Great stuff, keep us updated! *cough* photos *cough*
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