I’m preparing for fall by putting the potted perennials that were on the decks into the ground before winter hits. The Hostas in the black pots (my girlfriends kids call them my potion pots) and the Perennial (don’t know what they are) in the galvanized sap bucket. I’m pretty sure they would freeze out over winter so I made room for them in our landscape design. That wasn’t my intention when I purchased them, but apparently I wasn’t thinking about winter when I potted them this spring.
I’m still not sure how well they will do but I hope I’m giving them enough time to re-root themselves. Plus I also need the planters and sap buckets for my fall outdoor decorating.
Since I hadn’t made room for the things in my original design I just move the pots around until I found a place they’d fit and didn’t look like I just plopped a plant there because I had nowhere else to put it. The Hostas ended up behind the rock bird bath and the other plant that looks like Hostas are surrounding the weeping cherry tree in a arc against the rock boarder.
The dog decided to lay on the Hostas as soon as I planted them, probably because the fresh turned soil was cool. I did my digging and planting right after a good soaking rain. By the way our dog has lost all the weight she needed to lose (I’m going to start eating dog food too after seeing her results), and is getting around pretty good. She’s not 100 percent but I think she’s as good as she’ going to get.