I’ve been struggling with windbreak vs flower garden. The flower garden is a big half circle butted up against the south side of the barn. Along the western side of the flower garden and barn is a windbreak of Norway Spruce planted in 1976/1977. The problem is the lower branches of a few trees encroaching on/consuming the flower garden.
I’ve always taken the approach that no live branches of those trees would be removed, unless they were affecting roof or power lines. The tree branches, a few day lilies, a young peony, some Autumn Joy Sedum are fighting for the same space. I had a lightbulb 💡 moment this morning…move the perennials and let the Spruce tree have its way. I’ve been pondering this problem for several years. Feels good to have made a decision that doesn’t involve hurting our trees.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 🍁
Post by desertwoman on Jul 1, 2021 16:14:56 GMT -5
I'm always moving perennials around. It's like rearranging the furniture.
I've got my eye on an agastache. Know just where I want to move it to. But I'm going to wait until Fall after it has gone through its bloom cycle. Don't want to miss the flowers and if I move it now, it most likely won't bloom (or it will be sparse booms)
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