Thanks I'm excited! Can't wait to see everybody's gardens in bloom!
Still working on the forbidden garden on paper. It's tough when it's not to scale, but I've written down the measurements for reference. Can't find my graph paper. I have to say that my breakthrough inspiration came when we were at Mom's the other day, and her holly caught my eye and it's gorgeous!! So, holly meets my requirements for this garden. Evergreen, dense, tall (some varieties more than others) protection for the birds, fruit for the birds in Winter, and a decent yet small enough spread that won't take up the entire yard width. Our yard is only 42 feet wide, so choosing plant sizes is a challenge. The holly I'll get is the 'Nellie Stevens' variety, and they're self pollinating. I'll get three, and they'll be planted in the back 18 feet(ish), to (eventually ) block the worst eyesores across the alley, when sitting on the patio. Thank heavens for the Evergreen Nursery, online! https://www.evergreenplantnurs... Their evergreens are 12 to 18 inch seedlings, so if one is willing to wait patiently for full growth, you can't beat their prices!! They provide the growth rate info in their plant descriptions. I purchased my Arborvitae from them, and after 9 years, they've grown in to gorgeous plants. A couple are smaller bc they haven't been growing in full sun, but they will join the one in the full sun location this year. I made sure to leave plenty of room for the new daylilies and the daylilies that are moving out of the veggie garden!
Things are starting to come together for this garden. After mowing a couple times, Sparky hasn't said anything about the new grass pathway, that I roughed out the shape with bricks, and it will cut through this garden, so that might be a good sign! This pathway will remain as grass, for his sake, bc he had issues with being "cut off" to the yard behind the garden, even though I was going to have a brick or gravel pathway there. I think it seems more definitive in his mind to leave it as grass so the mower can pass through. I think this solution might keep a peaceful marriage.
So, I'll keep grinding the cogwheels in my head, rusty as they are.
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