This spring was the year to accomplish some major plantings in the garden. Our new next door neighbour was finally established and put up an agreed upon fence between us (thank goodness as they have dogs and cats). Boundaries are now established which allow us to better decide how we want to increase some privacy between the two houses.
Also, there were plants I wanted and needed to add to the gardens. I joined the North America Native Plant Society in Ontario and bought about 40 plants from them including some shrubs and a tree. I ordered from Cannings Perennials some other hard to find plants and finally had no choice (yah, that's it) but to support the local plant sale at the botanical gardens. All in all I think I had 60 plants to find homes for.
That is just some of what needed to be planted. I managed to plant the shrubs of Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) and a Viburnum (V. lentago) right away, as well as, my Mountain Maple tree which is an understory tree preferring the shade canopy of other trees -in this case black walnut.
Most of the plants above are now planted. A few are very small and need a bit more time to bulk up before I plant them. The wild ginger is waiting for me to put out some new soil by the stone wall before it has a home.
This is the second shipment of soil and mulch. 2 cubic yards of soil and 1 cubic yard of mulch. Today there are 3 bags of mulch and about 9 bags of soil left to spread.
Then I bought the shrubs above - 3 Snowberry and a spreading yew. The snowberry are planted but not the yew, I think I am changing my mind about its location.
Anyway that is the recap. Once I take some more photos of the finished plantings I will fill you in on some details. I am glad to see the end in sight as other parts of the garden are starting to complain....