We did live and learn over the years to not plant too close to other plants. 😉 You learn that you need to divide your Hosta’s or divide your Daylilies because they are getting too big and they are not letting other plants grow because of it. So about two weekends ago we started this process of at least moving our evergreen bushes that needed to move to a better place so they could grow better. Basically they couldn’t breath well and that just isn’t nice of us.
First was our “Blue Spruce” evergreen that was crowded, in our front garden bed. This picture was from the first year we planted. Sorry I didn’t take a picture before I moved it, but this whole bed became over grown. I’ll have to take updated pictures of the front beds soon. See the little guy in the middle of this picture below? It’s the evergreen that has a blue-ish color to it. When we planted all of these plants 4 years ago, we never knew how much they would grow from year to year. Within the first year I think they doubled in size. We now trim all of the evergreens 1-2 times a year or as needed to keep them managable. Make sure you do your homework on the plants in your garden before you move them, trim them or divide them. Every plant has their own way of taking care of them. You don’t want to prune at the wrong time of year and then kill it off.
Thank goodness it has been ok and it seems to be thriving in it’s new spot in the backyard. That makes me smile.
Now it looks like a real garden bed. We would like to put more color into this bed, but for now we are very happy with all the evergreens in this new garden bed.
Even the huge Endless Summer Hydgrandea in this is picture above is starting to bloom.
Here is a full view of the Hosta bed. Yes there is one little Hosta that we transplanted there and hasn’t done that well yet this year. It should be bigger next year.
Here is what our little evergreens looked like when we planted them 4 years ago. They were probably about 18-20 inches tall at the time. We had bought them cheap for Christmas the year before to put on our front stoop. You can see here that we didn’t have our white wood fence yet. Ugly chainlink fence. You can check out this post to see the wood fence we installed.
We added Daylilies in between the evergreens.
We have now learned that Daylilies multiple year after year and we should have never planted them as close as we did in this bed. Lesson learned yet again.
Here is what they look today. When I took this picture about 3 weeks ago the Daylilies were not fully grown yet. That is a 6 foot fence right there and the evergreens are probably about 4 feet high now.
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