Thanks to my setback, where I accidentally sliced through a Verizon cable while preparing my side yard’s shade garden, it took me longer than I expected to complete a new shade garden for my home.
The garden is nearly complete now, except for a small patch that I’ve left exposed, without a covering of red garden stone, because I am still waiting for Verizon to come in, take out the temporary cable that they installed, and bury a new permanent cable .
But, I am happy with what I’ve been able to complete so far. I’ve lined my shade garden with a red gravel, and have planted the bed with both velvet boxwoods and the evergreen perennial, lilytuf. I love that the lilyturf is hardy and that it is accented with beautiful purple flowers.
Hopefully, Verizon will come out and install the permanent cable soon. Now that I know where all the utilities are buried, I’d love to line my home’s driveway with miniature boxwood (with space for some perennials), so the new plantings will eat up even more of my home’s grassy front lawn — I’d love for my husband to have less to mow!