OK, I cheated. I had to do a shopping run to have things for my dinner, so I let myself buy that sedum I wanted. It's called 'Lemon Ball.' Species is Sedum rupestre. Cold hardy, mounds up, and as you can see, has a nice lemon yellow flower.
And it has friends. I also bought some coleus that were quite cheap. Looked at petunias, but both Om and I are going to be gone a lot this summer, so those would probably just get leggy and ugly. I'll put the coleus where the daffodils are dying down. The other four pots are baby trees that I found and will try to transplant. And there are two more to pot up yet.
So how badly did I cheat? Actually, I'm almost done clearing the flower bed. Maybe one more hour. I would have tried to finish today but the wind was kicking dirt in my face, so I changed and went to the store. It started raining before I got home. It's a lovely gentle spring rain- perfect just after all the disturbance to the plants.
The view from the west end. Just a little bit to do, but I don't want to break the stems of the one thing that's actually blooming now, so I was going to wait on that anyway.
The view from the east end. One patch to finish, but it's an easy one.
There are more things alive than I expected. Would you like a tour another day or two? I know... these pictures mostly look like bare dirt.
In other news: That's it. I weeded and shopped. One of those was fun. OK, it was fun buying plants. I was only crabby because they store didn't have the salad greens I wanted.
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