Today I’m going to show you the layout of my 2020 patio garden. Some things have changed. Some have stayed the same.
Things are greening up fast.
The lemon balm and sedum have taken over my galvanized tub gardens and quite a few others. I’m going to have to dig some of that out so I can plant other plants.
I never have to do anything to the piece of driftwood. Sedums of various varieties always come back year after year.
My gazing balls that I’ve had for quite a few years look bad and dinged up. But I’m not quite sure what to do with them.
I guess I could spray paint them. But I don’t want any vestiges of paint in the air when Charlie comes outside.
Suggestions for how to make them look better?
As you can see even the bird bath is on rollers. The guy next door put all the plants on the rolling caddies for me yesterday. I think there were nine of them and went under my biggest pots.
I’d like to put one underneath the huge rose bush. But last year I tried to move it and the roots had grown down into the cement crack.
Sedum, mint and lemon balm have about taken over the blue container bed too. I need to get to work on it.
The other day I gave my daughter pots of some of lemon balm and mint I dug up when she was over here drilling holes in my brown container stands.
I warned her that they spread quickly so to keep them potted unless she wants to use them for ground cover.
I had a zip lock bag of cone flower seeds from last year. I planted some in the blue bed. I hope they come up.
If they do they will have white flowers. I’d like to get a purple cone flower plant at some point in time.
The clematis growing in the beat up orange pot will have white flowers too and I think the purple variety is so pretty. Maybe I’ll get one some day.
I need to clear out my red potting bench and get it cleaned up. I still haven’t gotten around to that. That little garden seat is one I’ve had for at least 22 years.
I bought it at Walmart and it’s pretty beat up now. But I still roll around on it to work on the patio.
Look how big the Lamb’s Ear is getting. I could probably divide it into three plants. But I think I’ll wait till fall maybe.
See the hostas?
I opened up that bird house nailed to the fence yesterday to clean it out. There was an old nest in there and about a billion ants.
How are things going in your garden? Have you planted any seeds yet?
I’m waiting on my seeds to arrive.
Someone I think yesterday mentioned that I should have an Ivy and Charlie Pinterest board, so I created one. Here it is.