So I have been bumbling along this spring with my flower beds. I knew what I wanted , but could not for the life of me seem to get it done. I am not a great gardener, (understatement of the year ) but I do like to have pretty things and flowers are pretty . So I usually try to get a few annuals, but most of my flower beds are either roses or perennials.Then I spent the summer cursing the weeds, because weeds,I can grow!
Over the years I have collected some nice perennials, Veronica, Dahlias, and a perennial geranium to name the ones I can remember . but the empty patches always I would try to fill with annuals.
Mostly the annuals would die or get choked by the weeds, so instead of completely admitting defeat I am trying this .
I weeded it all thoroughly then laid down a weed barrier mat , and have topped it with cedar chips .
It leaves more open spaces , but I do kind of like the look
Also found some really cute garden fence pieces to brace up the taller plants, you cant really see them but they have butterflies on them
I have to complement the lady at Home Depot who helped me today . When I got there it was pouring rain, she came out helped find the chips I wanted ,then insisted on loading them in the truck. ALL TEN BAGS! because I did not have a jacket!I asked her how she liked her coffee and she laughed and said "just with cream" boy was she surprised when I came running in with a coffee 10 min later !But really service like that ? I kinda felt like I ought to do something . Will also take a friends advice and email the company
I am pretty pleased with the way it all turned out , and I think simple is better in the long run , after all just across the driveway I have , Mother Natures landscaping and garden
Really , anything I do would just be gilding the lily don't you think?
Stay safe everyone