Last week was a busy one that started with 250 perennials delivered to our doorstep. The order included Black Eyed Susan, Cora Belle, Hosta, Russian Sage, Shasta Daisy, Coneflower, Nepeta, Brunnera, Bugbane, Crane's Bill, Bee Balm, Gro-Lo Sumac and a huge assortment of Daylily in a variety of eye-popping colors. This order is split between two job sites but oh, I would love to keep them all myself! All of the plants were in great shape, healthy and beautiful. Even our old Boxer Theo was impressed. He took a break from chasing ground squirrels to check out our order. Theo has always been one to stop and smell the posies. :)
The new landscape beds were next. Jason put a lot of thought into this design. Bed locations ranged from full sun to shade. Perennials had to be hardy enough to withstand the freezing temperatures and fierce winds coming off Lake Michigan. The beds had to provide color throughout the season to attract the eye and beneficial insects. There was poison ivy to contend with and the beds needed to incorporate a good mix of deer resistant plants.
The first two beds were installed on either side of the driveway entrance.
Before he was finished Jason had picked up 2 new customers!
At the end of this project 134 perennials & shrubs had been planted.
We're looking forward to watching these beds fill in.
It's not too late to install your landscape project.
(And it's never too early to schedule your fall cutbacks & clean-ups!)
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Greetings! My name is Julie. I'm a bookkeeper by trade, an artisan by choice & the author of this blog by default. :)