Cleaning rocks and clay clumps out of the the area.
Transplanted the naked ladies to the back under the tree — hoping they survive.
Working on the layout.
Hostas toward the back and flowering plants toward the front where the ground is exposed to the sun more.
After day one — early Saturday morning. I only had a few hours that morning before I had to move on the next part of my day.
Day Two (early Sunday morning)
I have one more spot I'll be planting in, but for now, it's complete. I really like the stone we picked out to trim the flower bed.
I mulched with recycled rubber. My lovely friend Joyce told me about it. It lasts 12+ years and it's made out of recycled tires. It's more costly upfront, but the wood mulch we usually get, barely lasts through summer. It usually blows away and/or turns grey. This is a better investment in the long run. Plus we had some strong storms pass through Wichita this evening, and this mulch didn't budge. I love it! This was my first attempt at a flower bed of my own. It went a lot faster than I thought it would, and I found it really interesting to learn about the different plants. I'm looking forward to creating new garden areas around the house.
I linked up for sweet shot Tuesday at my3boybarians.