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Hurricane Katrina was the catalyst for our move from Louisiana to Missouri. So, we are starting over with a new home, new gardens, new life. Join us on our journey.

Home Garden Diary Started work on the Front Border
Started work on the Front Border PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mary Voss   
Sunday, 01 April 2007 00:00

This will be the second garden planted in our new home.  The soil here is really poor, so initially we had the dirt that was brought in to spread on the lawn put inside the front border area, but it is nothing but black clay, so we had to dig it out, and are adding coffee compost, peat moss and alfalfa pellets and tilling them into the area.  As a backbone for the bed, I am putting boxwoods in large containers in the back of the bed and then planted around them will be hostas, huechera, bleeding hearts, begonias, and coleus.  This bed faces North-Northwest so it only gets morning sun.  Primarily shade plants will be put into this bed. You can follow the progression of the front border in the galleries here.