The rosemary in front of the fountain had gotten too large for that space, so I dug it up and moved it to the opposite side of the garden in front of the fence. It is a big plant and needed a big hole...I was expecting a little back strain from moving it, but nothing so far.
Now, what will I do to fill in the space the rosemary left? That will require a little more thought, but as the area around the fountain needs revamping as well, it is time to browse through my gardening books and check out some garden blogs.
A pot of begonias in the early morning--
I love the graceful, airy blooms of parsley.
Dead-heading is a tedious and boring chore, but the dianthus is in dire need,
so I pinched faded blooms for a while yesterday and will get back to it today.
Yarrow, given a little leeway, will take over with a wild abandon-- so while I was in the digging frame of mind, I moved it to a couple of pots (where its growth will be circumscribed) and to an area that is pretty bare. If it goes wild and spreads there, it won't be much of a problem; the hardy, drought-tolerant yarrow will do a nice job of filling in without requiring any care.
I had some serious hand-scrubbing to do last night before playing with fabric.
P.S. Do you have some favorite garden blogs?