Foundation Garden Update

The end of July and the beginning of August have been busy months in the gardens this year. Mother Nature has proved to be a hard worker as well. Heavy rains put a “cabosh” on my initial plans for the foundation garden. Earlier I had wanted to install a retaining wall just to the left of the front of our home, but each time I dug a foundation, the rains would come. After the third time, I relented and decided I would have to wait on that plan. This also meant leaving the red stone border in place for the time being.
Here are some updated pictures of the foundation garden as it currently looks. My niece gave me a really interesting plant with the common name of “Moon Flower”. It sat in a pot in our kitchen for almost 2 years before I figured out where I wanted to put it. It has magnificent bright white blooms that open at night. I have set it against the front deck. It started out as a plant with one stem that was about 18 inches long. After locating it to the ground and fertilizing it with my friend’s gifts of rabbit droppings, it did very well. About a week after it was planted something started to eat the leaves. My husband suggested sprinkling some Sevin on it and since then it has overtaken that area of the garden with no sign of herbivore activity.
There are also 3 Knock-Out rose plants and other various flowers in this garden along with 2 Weigela shrubs that over-wintered from last season – much to my surprise.

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