I have been making progress on the shade bed. It’s actually all along the fence on one side, but I am only concentrating on this one area of it right now. I have been clearing and planting as I go. I tackled the hardest part last weekend. This area was full of ground cover when we moved in. I cut all that growth down in the spring and I have now been ripping up all the root systems that were matted in.
It’s been a lot of work to get to this point. The roots were matted terribly:
This stuff was all throughout the bed.
This was the bed originally:
Tick country and so.much.work. It’s all pretty much ready for planting now. I am not sure how much I will be planting this fall other than a few plants and a ton of bulbs. I do have some Solomon seal for the shade bed coming, though.
But who am I kidding? I will be on the lookout for plants all fall! I did put in my baby Heuchera!
The big ash tree is dropping so many leaves already. It makes quite a mess, I have to say. Anyway, I love the foliage colors on these. I think this is going to be my new favorite shade plant!
My new camera arrived today, so here is me goofing around with it a little bit.
I need to work on the bird pictures. They move too quick! This is either a downy or hairy woodpecker.
Female or juvenile cardinal.
The shy bowling ball shocked at being caught on camera:
I have so much to learn about this camera. It’s pretty complex. Or, I guess it is really easy to use for a novice, but the opportunity is there to take control over all the functions and take even better pictures. Good thing that you don’t have to pay for film developing anymore! It would cost a fortune with the amount of pictures I take – and will be taking 😀