The bindweed got ahead of me and covered over the plants on the southside hilltop garden. Here is how it looked:I grabbed my shovel yesterday morning and spent most of the day making a wide path through the hillside “garden”–too steep and rocky to really be a garden–it has some tiger lilies and wild roses, golden rod and asters, apple mint and grass–and bindweed. Here’s the hillside path:I put those big rocks in years ago, to create a garden bed along the top of the hill. Next I tackled that bed and the southside path. Here is how it looks after I was done cleaning up and re-setting the rocks:Last, I added some manure from the barnyard and topped it with a lot of old hay:
Next, I plan on building a moon garden. I’m going to put it where the “sandy” garden is now. This is the west edge of the sandy bed. Here’s a different view of it:The black walnut stands behind the bed, giving it a nice dark green backdrop. I plan to take all the current plants out, except the white echinacea, white iris and the white obedient plants. Then I want to put hydrangea near the back–hopefully they can tolerate a black walnut neighbor–I better do some research on that.