Friday, May 31, 2013
Panicum 'Cheyenne Sky' waiting to be planted
So, a few days ago, I posted on my visit to Wind Dancer Garden...and touched briefly on the new grasses I had purchased. As you all know, however, I'm pretty much out of room in my garden...so where on earth was I going to put them, you may ask?
While many of them ended up in pots scattered around the garden, a few were destined to grace the garden itself. Along the North border of the garden, I have a narrow path (all that remains of the lawn that once surround the entire house). It's only a few feet wide and meanders between the main border along the sidewalk and the shady plantings along the foundation of the house. I've been slowly chipping away at it as I add more and more plants...although this may be the last few I plant...lest the path goes away completely!
I cut back the variegated Willow in the corner (I really should have coppiced it this spring) and dug up an area that should be large enough for these grasses. They are some of the smallest Panicums, only getting about 3' tall and 1-1.5' wide.
Voila...it's all planted! I can't wait to see these fill in and give a little more definition and bulk to a space that was a little "loose" before. Plus, they will add texture and movement later on...and look amazing in the afternoon light!
Here you can see the plantings in front of the new area, which really needs a cleaning up. The Epilobium is sending up sprouts everywhere...and those Iris need dividing badly.
Punky Cat gives his nod of approval (or, more realistically, indifference). What about all of you...how are you faring with recent plant purchases...especially if you have limited space?