Friday, June 27, 2008
What to Do with Evan's Garden
Well, I haven't felt much like writing lately, because of the continuing drought and hot weather. I've been discouraged about the future of my little gardens. When I planted Evan's Garden last year, I thought that I had a part sun area. Maybe 3 hours of sunshine. So, I planted things like Hosta, Hydrangea, Ferns, and some neat woodland natives. Once summer began it became obvious that this was not a part sun area. It's full sun. So, I've got Hydrangeas wilting in direct sunlight until about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The blooms are enormous, because of the sunshine, but I'm having to baby them. So, I decided that I'll move them to a shadier spot later this year. I'm also starting to see that I'll need to move a lot of other shade lovers from Evan's garden to a new home. It's kind of sad. I spent a lot of time and effort to design and plant this little garden. Too bad I didn't do the observation I shoulda done. Oh well. Live and learn, right? The fun thing about finding out that this is a full sun bed, is that now I can find some fun full sun plants to put there. So, I'm not even in the planning stage. I'm in the thinking stage. And I'm thinking sunflowers, more named Evan dahlias and coneflowers, and drought tolerant stuff. What do you think would be fun in a child's memorial garden? I need ideas!