The Plant Swap provided the opportunity to pull some things out of my side border. Some meager hyacinths and a variegated hosta had been there since before I moved in, and I was a bit sentimental about keeping them there in honor of the previous owners. But I never liked them, and they threw off the symmetry of the garden. The wilted leaves of the hyacinths after their blooming season ruined the look when everything else was in peak bloom. So -- finally -- out they came. Some of the things I put in to this border won't stay, because I want to complete a symmetrical design here. So some plants I'll divide when they get bigger to create a symmetrical balance, and some I'll move to another area when I have it ready.
So here's what's new:
Coreopsis - This is a small type that has a delicate, star-like bloom.
Poppy - Tucked in between the salvia, dianthus and spreading petunia is a mystery poppy. It has a stunning, bright pink blossom.
Yarrow - Has white blossoms and looks a lot like Queen Anne's Lace; blooms early June and July.
And here's an overview of the whole border:
This garden also includes a bleeding heart (which I already cut down and has to be moved next year because it's in the front and blocks everything else when it's in bloom) and a yellow columbine (which has to be moved because it's a onesie that doesn't fit the design), along with the salvia, spreading petunia and Cheddar Pink dianthus, which was absolutely glorious in full bloom.
(Plant Swap - Part 1 is here)
(Plant Swap - Part 2 is here)
(Plant Swap - Part 3 (Front Borders) is here)
(Plant Swap - Part 4 (Entryway) is here)