Remember this picture of our poor flower bed taken over by boys and Beagles?
The Mister and I bought some plants this weekend in hopes of beautifying the area and repelling all creatures under 50 pounds. It does still look a little bare, with everything so young and all, but I still think it looks absolutely fantastic!
That’s our office in the backyard. (Note the chalk on the walls, courtesy of Nico Van Gogh.) From left to right we have a Night Blooming Jasmine Dwarf Tree (Yes, a tree. Those rascally bioengineers!), Nemesia, clover ground cover, our original Gardenia bush, more clover, and Indian Hawthorne. In the empty space between tree and Nemesia is the other Gardenia bush we planted last year: one sad twig of Gardenia bush with nary a leaf in sight. But, it’s alive, and we are hoping with peace and quite the poor fellow will rise from the mulch in fragrant glory, so we left plenty of breathing room for him.
Between the plants and mulch, we are confident this will keep the boys and Beagles out of the beds. Wait a minute. Seriously?! That poor Gardenia twig!
Oh, well. They can sit if they promise not to dig. In the meantime, the Mister and I need to think of what we are going to do with the remaining 2,000,000 yards of flower bed in the back yard.
And because I know someone will ask, that tree really is in our backyard and really is that big! In fact, that is the next project in the garden. The roots are close to the ground, and the earth around the tree compact. Does anyone have any plant suggestions?