The family expressed their interest in having us stay for three months next year, so since we will be spending a fourth of our time in Minnesota, I figured I may as well put down roots...literally.
So it was off to Lowes and Wal-mart to scoop up some of the left over hostas they had on hand.
Then I took the shovel I borrowed from the kids into the woods in search of ferns to add at the back.
Nothing like shopping in your own backyard...literally.
I really only intended to plant a couple of hostas between the two trees, then they sort of meandered around and soon the bed was much larger than I expected.
I guess old habits die hard.
I don't want to spend a lot of money on this plot, but I just had to have the astilbe and this Cherokee Spirit coneflower for the area that gets a little more sunshine.
Now I have the bird feeder up as well as a little hanging water station and the finch and chickadees have begun to show up.
So, the hummingbird feeder was hung as well.
Last year I had no birds so didn't bother, now I wish I'd have put them up sooner.
It's fun to sit in my rocking chair and admire the beginnings of a nice shade garden that I can watch grow year after year, adding some of my favorite plants as I go along.
Long Live the Queen of Roots