The extra day from the Memorial weekend was exactly what we needed to plan and replant. Don't get me wrong, our falling solider was the real reason for the extra day but with the hectic work schedule of a park employee at this time of the year, you have to take advantage of those days.
I knew I wanted some plants that would give us greenery all year round but that's about as far as my planning went. So, I turned to my partner in crime and co-blogger Louise Hartwig. We made a trip to a Beining's Nursery, just northwest of Ottoville, to check out options that would fit into our space. As we are walking through the nursery Louise is naming this plant and that plant off. Well, of course I have no clue as to just exactly what she's talking about, I'm not brushed up on all the botanical names. To make a long story short, I finally made a decision on what the plant selections were going to be for the project. If you know Louise she had to purchase something too, I don't think she can walk into a nursery without buying something.
Plants are home and we placed them in the location they were to be planted. That's right, we didn't get enough so I made another trip to the nursery the following day. Now, selection of species, one lilac, six boxwoods, two Arborvitaes and one Viburnum. I did mention that I'm not well versed on the botanical names so, I kept the tags to help me.
|Buxus x 'Green Velvet'|
|Viburnum plicatum Kilimanjaro 'JWW1' Doublefile|
OK! I truly had intentions of posting this several days ago. It's now into the weekend! So, I feel confident in saying the mulching is complete! Thank God for my husband, he had all day Friday off and I must say he did a great job!
Until next time, hopefully not as long of a stretch as this last, have a great day!