We are having a simply lovely, warm, sunny September in Seattle and before I start my new job I've been completing some garden projects I've been planning all summer and pruning back some plants that have passed their prime.
My potted lavender needed a new pot where it could spread out, as its clay pot lost most of its integrity over the winter. Here's its replacement.
My plan is to take out that whole strip of grass about a foot deep and replace it with pavers and potted plants. We're trying to cut back on the grass (and mowing) a bit at a time.
I thought the purple plant added a bit of color to the mostly grayish foliage on the lavender.
Another plant that is thriving is a white heather plant. Now I have to research how to properly rein it in a bit, as it wasn't the plan to let it fill the entire planting bed!
Another recent addition is a verdigris bird bath next to the fence. It may need to weather inside when it starts to get cold.
Does anyone else forget, when buying big bags of soil or mulch and letting a nursery man place them in your trunk, that when you get home YOU will need to lug them up the driveway and into the yard? Darn, those bags are heavy!