I mentioned last week that I planted a lot of new perennials in our yard this year after the plant exchange. So, I thought it was time to do a little outdoor spring garden tour.
First, I should mention that much of the yard is very much a work in progress. But, it’s come a long way.
We started out with, um, nothing, in the way of plants. When we bought the house in August of 2010, one of the first things we did was rip down the overgrown plants out front.
(I know, I just threw up in my mouth a little.)
Nearly every single plant in the yard was transplanted from our old house or friends. Both because it’s fun to share plants and also because we don’t have the money to spend at the garden center. So, don’t be too proud to take any plant you are giving, friends.
And finally, the most recent transplants from last week’s plant exchange. I like to split hostas up really small so I can get more out of them. That means they look really teeny and pathetic for the first year, but the payoff is worth it.
And that, my friends, is how you can make a garden (or a few gardens) with transplants. Not only will they look great, but they will save you lots of money at the garden center.
What do you think of our little gardens? Better, right?