In less than a month we will be going to our Ontario cottage again and I have not even posted about what we saw there last year, other than a look at how I redid the 'garden-on-the-lake'!
The Forget-me-nots & native Columbine blooming in this photo will be followed by hardy Geranium & Oriental Lilies in summer.
By September it was clear that the transplanted native Asters from last year's test were doing well and so I harvested and transplanted two dozen more from the side of the road.
My vision: late summer 'purple haze'.
Would you guess that I have planted every one of those ferns, or does it just feel natural? My goal is the latter in case that is not clear.
Ideally guests do not even notice that the ferns happen to cluster around focal points like the creek bed and that they naturally trend to grow alongside the path.
The daylily/fern combination has recovered from the last time we saw them, freshly transplanted and looking rather bedraggled. I can be confident they will fill in as planned, a perfect no-maintenance solution, but unless our renters help by snapping some photos I will never know how well the daylilies bloom under there, if at all!