June 10, 2014 UpdateWe've made some progress on our woodland garden project. Here are a few of the highlights:
- We had a tree company come in and take down the poplar that was leaning against another poplar last fall. In the process, they had to take out another tree as well. We had planned for a bit more shade in that location, but we can always use the sun!
- We found rhododendrons for $6.88 and azaleas for $2.88 at Lowes. Not being able to pass up those prices, we bought about $200 worth of plants!
- Last fall, I took out some hosta by the road in our front garden and just threw them back in the woods.
They survived the winter, so we were able to start quite a few hosta in the woodland garden this spring.
- I took about 40 acuba cuttings and planted them along the edge of Chris and Sammy's portion.
- We got tired of the deer coming in and marauding our plants, so we put a chicken wire fence. It is temporary in nature and easily moved, but hopefully it will last long enough for our plants to get established. Here are a few pictures:
That's me, checking the perimeter.
We fenced in both our woods as well as Chris and Sammy's pie shaped adjoining piece. We've just started clearing the underbrush in their piece, but as these pictures show, we have a way to go:
And finally, here are a few shots of our plantings, just getting started: