Planting the three Rhododendrons along the back fence offset the Rose of Sharon along the fence that runs perpendicular to this one was a wise deciosion.
I KNOW I planted some of those annuals in and around this bed. Lets hope they grow to be full and showy. Did I tell you that the Persicaria Painter's Palette I put in last year self seeded and now I have about fifty?!!! I asked the Pres to notch out the top of that tree trunk so I can use it as a planter. I love it!!!
The tallest fern is one of my Ostrich Ferns and to the right near the next set of Maples is one of my Cinnamon Ferns. To blend with these, I've added Hostas, Jacob's Ladder and some of the two hundred eighty eight!
This little bed is now done and surrounded by a rock border. I moved some of those young Persicaria here as well as a lot of the Coleus. Wild Woodruff is abundant here in the woods so I've added that along with several Spring blooming wildflowers which blend well with the Pulmonaria.
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