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Perennial Bed Chronicles

Posted by Karin Andresen , 03 February 2013 · 831 views

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  • Late May 2014
  • Late May 2014
  • Late May 2014
  • Early May 2014
  • Early May 2014
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  • Perennial Bed 4-28-13
  • 3/30/13 Application of Wood Ash
  • 11-22-12
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  • 6-2-2012
  • 8-26-2010
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  • 6-24-2010
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This large perennial bed had become too crowded, too wild, too unruly and too much work.   The above photos show how the bed changed over the years.  The most recent is at the top and the earliest at the bottom.  I'll post updates as we proceed through 2013.
 
Here is the bed post re-do and put to bed for the winter:
 
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Here are the steps that were taken to get it to this point:
 
1. All perennials (except the roses) cut back to the ground, so that it was easier to see what there was to work with.
2. All plants that were not LOVED removed and tossed in compost bin.
3. Desirable perennials (in this case day lilies and crocosmia) removed, divided, carefully inspected for weeds and set aside for re-planting.
4. Thorough weeding.
5. Divided perennials planted in new pattern and watered in.  (One could add new purchased plants at this point, but this was a low-cost project.)
6. New edge established using a spade.
7. Bed raked to even it out.
8. Mulch applied.
 
 

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