My friend from work is a hard-core gardener and she recently gave me a bunch of iris plants so we decided to make use of them in a new bed on the side of our house. We also added two rose bushes to this bed. It looks pretty empty now, but I want to wait until the irises bloom in the spring to see what, if anything, we need to add to it.
|The bed is a bit of a mess... we still have some cleaning up to do, but we were both too tired.|
With all of the digging we did, we found a lot of rocks, which we are using to keep our mulch in place along the bed at the front of our house. We got the idea from Our Home From Scratch. I know a lot of us new home owners have a ton of rocks in the yard, so if you have the ambition to go around and pick them up, this is a functional and pretty way to put them to use.
I'm hoping we can plant one or two more trees this fall. It's so bare around here!
Oh, one more thing... if you don't have a burning bush, you should get one. The nursery dude wasn't kidding when he said it turns bright red in the fall. It looks so cool! It's my favorite plant we have so far.