There's always one spot in the yard that acts as a dumping ground.
The back corner was one of the first gardens at the kids, but it suffers from being ....well, in the back corner. It's not easily viewed (which is sometimes good) and thus it suffers from neglect.
But now there's great hammock to relax in, so this little corner needs to be spruced up.
There are some great plants back here, like the ninebark, the bee-balm and the sedum. But it needs more height and color.
Then we need to locate something big, bright and bold - I'm thinking some yellow leaved hosta and astilbe with white blooms, maybe an ash leaf spirea for the very back as they get huge. Some ligularia and astaboides tabularis would be a great addition; both have monster leaves and nice blooms and were a staple in my backyard.
One thing it definitely does NOT need is this stinking ribbon grass. This stuff is invasive and unruly and needs to be destroyed. Steph worked side by side with me during the pulling and digging to clean out this bed.
This area will be tamed one day, if not this year yet...then next year for sure.
Here is the missing photo from last Friday's Photoshop project from Andrea. I had lost her submission and had to wait for it to be sent again. It was just too cute not to include.
Long Live the Queen