“Where to start?” Was the question that almost ended the transition from old flower bed to planned new garden space.
I needed a list. I always work better with a list. This one received the heading of “Flower Bed to Xeriscape - How to Tackle?”.
As the list progressed, the project was starting to look good (on paper). Everything seems straight forward. No roadblocks or snags. I’m already liking the paper version of my Xeriscape garden.
Excerpts from Flower Bed to Xeriscape - How to Tackle?
1. Assess the situation.
- Make a list of plants I think I want here. Yes, I am notorious for lists. They work for me, what can I say.
- Assess the situation, again. Short list the plants.
- Contact friends and family to see if they want any of the plants that have to go.
2. The work begins.
- Clear the space.
Rake out any debris, ground cover and dead plants.
- Dig out ALL the plants.
Ready space in the rogue garden or flower pots for the keepers.
3. What's currently planted in the space?
- Day lilies, peonies, rue, flax, daisies and a few hyacinth and tulips and sedums thrown in for filler.
4. Hope the friends and family show up to pick up their plants.
I wonder if everyone will stay away until I am done all the preliminary work?
More reading and planning. More wandering from here to there looking at the space to see if I need to change my thinking. Time to re-visit the paper version to fill in holes of the recorded
thought process and adjust the lists. Oh yes, there is more than one list!
Soon, it will start to come together (I hope).
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