The hubs and I were lucky to move into a home already landscaped for the low maintenance gardener. *Thank goodness.* This is our first yard in both of our living-out-in-the-world-as-adult lives, and we know almost nothing. Seriously. I don't even know how to mow. Or how to keep a lawn from turning brown. And I'm 34.
After some concerned looks from the neighbors, we threw ourselves in. My goal: an idiot-proof garden.
Something is eating my roses. Grrrrrrr. Since our yard is full of evergreens, these roses are currently my only burst of color as we ease into Summer. My local nursery recommended: BT Worm Killer. Any suggestions?
To add some color in my shady areas we planted these Strawberry Drop Coleus. They are annuals (poo!) which means I will probably have to re-plant them next year. But I've been told they thrive in the shade, spread out pretty aggressively and grow low to the ground, which is what I want.
We planted Lime Moss in our shadier beds for some zing and for contrast against the reds and purples. The instructions say these are "vigorous" growers, which hopefully means I can't kill them.
To balance out all the tall and short evergreens I'm looking for another (easy) burst of red that grows low to the ground in full sun. Any ideas?
Oh, and lavender. I've been dreaming of lavender.
How about you? What did you do this weekend?