I think I’ve written before
About the great match of
A carpenter married to a gardener.
Over the years John has built
Fences and gates and arbors and potting benches
And much more
Basically he’s handy – very handy.
A few years back he built this screen
To help hide the back of the garden.
That place where you store things
Old broken pots
Millions of flats and plastic pots
That you haven’t gotten around to recycling.
And whatever else you haven’t found a permanent home for.
This “hidey hole” has another side.
It’s where I park my double bin compost tumbler.
I literally wore one out last fall.
It’s taken us this long to get it replaced.
And John decided this time it needed a screen
So he built it.
Nothing much has ever grown in the space
Opposite the compost tumbler.
So we talked about repeating
The plants that have done well
In the shade of the cedar tree
On the other side of the garden
John planted Yews that will spread to create a backdrop
More Oak Leaf Hydrangea
And a passalong Hosta.
The largest I’ve ever seen
Which John divided into four large Hosta.
Who knows how big they will get.
I’ve also added two “Incrediball Hydrangea”.
They are pretty sad right now,
But since they are related to
Those wonderful Annabelle hydrangea
I’m hoping they’ll thrive like their cousins.
All of this joined existing Hellebores and Ferns.
I’ll extend the brick path
And sprinkle in a few spring flowering perennials
To complete the space.
Thank you John for hours of hard work
In this hotter than usual summer.
This all started with the death of the old compost tumbler.
I was sad to lose my rusted out old friend.
You just never know what will grow
Out of loss.
Enjoy the week,