This garden has continually gotten away from me and has been a real bane for the past 10 years. Well, no more! It's in flux right now and about half done. With a little help from a friend, I removed EVERYTHING, did a quick if not pedestrian plan, and started over. My
laborer husband (I dig the holes, he's my 'on the ground guy' -- literally, down in the dirt) is replanting all the day lilies after separating them, replanting monarda (red and purple), and planting some echinacea that I started from seed. He's then broadcasting Preen and mulching. We'll place a stone path down the middle and eventually put a fountain in the center. We have to find one that we like. Yesterday, the two of us looked like a couple of mud runners from Hialeah!
If you don't hear from me for a while or see a suspicious mound in my yard, you'll know that the supervisor/laborer thing didn't go very well. Call 911.