Resting not upon her laurels, but her hoe, the Head Gardener agreed to be photographed with her latest creation. With the able assistance of FloraBob, the HG picked up and unloaded two yards of soil today. Time and energy ran out before she could go back for a third but all signs point to her doing so next week.
Here's another shot of the bed: about six inches of soil were added to the expanded areas of the existing beds to the left and right of the new area, as well as under the oak tree. Those rocks and bricks along the curb are just there to hold the soil in until a permanent edging is decided upon. Any suggestions?
Now comes the REALLY hard part: choosing what to plant in all those empty spaces! The Head Gardener is contemplating her options and pondering them carefully. The one thing she knows for sure is that she wants more Hinckley's Columbines. Since we're sticking with hot colors out here, the Head Gardener is thinking about more Anisacanthus, Salvia miniatas, Asclepias and Dicliptera. There are plenty of Copper Canyon Daisy plants that could be moved to fill in as needed. But will they take up too much room? Hmmmm. If she can find more of the native Ranunculus she bought at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center sale a while back, that would rock her world. So would more moss rock to edge the curve under the oak. Time for me to get off the computer and put the HG to work again!