I play this game in my garden. Most gardeners know this game all to well. It is moving plants around.
Lets take for example, my Geranium ‘Rozanne’. When I originally bought this geranium, I planted it in my Flora Glade at the base of a serviceberry.
I was really impressed with it the first year, it flowered all summer, and heavily, right into the autumn. What a bang for your buck.
So a couple of years later, when Loblaws was closing their garden centre for the season, they had some leftover Rozannes for a dollar each. So I bought all they had, eleven of them.
And I decided to plant them in my Lime Walk, (along with the one from the Flora Glade, so, I would have 6 per side), hoping they would cover the muscari foliage that looks horrible when it is dying back.
And it looked wonderful weaving its way through the hydrangea that line the grass path. But weaving can be good and bad, and it wove its way right out onto the grass path, looking messy.
Not the look that I want for the Lime Walk, it is all straight linear lines, so it had to go.
So last fall I moved to the Allee, which seems to have become a self seeding haven. Foxglove, ladies mantle, honesty, all seed through out this space, while the hellebores and bulbs give early spring colour.
Now Rozanne is starting to weave her way throughout them and twine around the serviceberry. I think she will be staying here for a while.