It can never be said that one of my virtues is having a plan and sticking to it! It is not that I never make plans....in fact I'm always making plans. But in fact I can't ever remember sticking to a plan... One of my favorite saying is _
"She who is flexible never gets bent out of shape." and when it comes to planning I am definitely flexible.
One of the beds I loved at the farm was my peony bed. Nothing in it but about 50 peonies. "My plan" for the new garden was to have a smaller version and I have been digging sod and sifting dirt all summer toward that plan... But the soil in that area just doesn't drain that well even though I have added lots of sand and perlite. So one....I don't think the peonies are not going to be that happy there. Two I'm adding so many plants that I am running out of room. So I am going to have a mixed bed in place of just a peony bed.
Peonies have such bold foliage that any companion plant has to be able to hold its own. Tall iris and daisies would work and I have been looking for a spot for my perennial blue geraniums (Johnson's Blue) which gets very large and could work there and of course there are the 100s of bulbs that will be here in a couple weeks. Even though not a strong foliage, doronicum would make a nice transition between bulbs and peonies and would politely sit afterwards. Even though I am a failure at following through on a plan I love making them.
Princess Diana clematis has recovered nicely. I don't think I shared that DH ran over her with the wheel of the lawn mower . My perennial sweet peas are blooming like crazy.... finally.
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