Monday, October 11, 2010

Le Jardin Bleu

Finally after 2 years of planning, the Blue Border has arrived! You probably remember the blog on sheet mulching from weeks back, well the process has come to completion. Thursday, we (the remaining grounds and garden folks) put to task on transplanting 15 beds from the show garden and planted along the west side of the upper cutting garden. Terrific teamwork made it a smooth operation.

Iris fans looking for their seats
 
Ben and Tom uprooting 'Nepeta'

Trevor wrestling with 'Buddlieas'

These photos show various stages along the way featuring the weapons used in such a project. Shovels, spades, forks, and knives were implemented. (What no spoons?). 


Mud gloves and hori knives
Giving advice to the photographer


Getting leverage on every hole

Many thanks to Kim Fusaro, Trevor Harvey, Ben Helt, Tom Kievitand, and our official photographer Tom Wright. Here is a list of the plants:

     Buddliea 'Adonis'
     Panicum 'Dewey  Blue'
     Nepeta siberica
     Iris 'Princess Caroline'
     Linum perenne
     Echinops ritro
     Nepeta 'Joanna Reed'
     Nepeta 'Walker's Low'
     Veronica 'Darwin's Blue'
     Veronica ' Royal Candles'
     Aquilegia 'Barlow Blue'
     Lupine 'The Governor'
     Caryopteris 'Blue Myth'
     Delphinium 'Royal Delphinium Society Hand Pollinated Blues'

I hope I didn't forget anything.
Next bulbs, like Muscari and Camassia.   
I know it looks wilted, but that's just  a little transplant shock. 

The Big Picture

p.s. Not too shabby some begonias on my front stoop

Begonias at MY place

2 comments:

  1. not to nitpick but can we get some more into on the sheet mulching results and the ability to click to view larger images?

    looks good, as usual.

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  2. I Love Blue Gardens! Majorelle in Morocco comes to mind....how about Little Bluestem 'TheBlues' as an addition?

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