I have a terraced yard which didn’t look like this when we moved here in 2011. This photo was taken two books ago, so it’s a bit more ‘natural’ now. I’m out between rain showers to work on that aspect and wanted to share a couple of mistakes I wish I hadn’t made. Invasive ground covers should come with warning labels. All in favor, raise your trowel!
Lilly of the Valley is great for shade, but they are not shy, so plan accordingly. Fortunately, the pips are easy to pull out. They remind me of my sweet Aunt Shirley and kind Uncle Ike, so I’ll always grow them.
This is my fourth home and I’ve waved a thankful farewell to yards with invasive plants: lemon balm, veronica, and the dreaded snow on the mountain. The aggressive battle continues on some of the above invaders-which I bought and invited to take hold in great soil. I hope your gardening plans or planting, in pots or in plots, are taking shape.