While it was cooler in the morning I did some weeding, which felt good.
I deadheaded the spent flowers of the groundcover sedums that are now right at the front of Meadow's Edge. I like the structure of the seedheads on sedum, but from the distance of the patio, they just looked dry and brown.
Here are some ideas for redesign next year:
- Move the Swiss Stone Pine to a spot between the new Elizabeth magnolia and the witch hazels along the driveway. More mass along the line v. Olmsteads. Good screen. Will be a backdrop for the flowering witch hazels and magnolia.
- Put a rosa glauca in where the stone pine was. Vase shaped, to 6 feet. Nice foliage color with the bright Ogon spirea and the blue globe spruce. Pink contrast in summer with the flower, matching the purple coneflowers.