Remember last summer when it was over 100 degrees for several days at Garden on Sherlock Street and the holly bushes gave it up? I decided they were coming out so I could plant something else in their space.
Well, on February 2 (Ground Hog Day) with a winter storm in the forecast, I headed out in 60 degree weather and removed the holly bushes.
They came out fairly easily. I did have to cut some good roots. With roots like that, one would have thought they would have looked nicer. During the digging, I found a lot of nice earth worms. I told them all to retreat to the depths of the soil as winter was to return soon. The plan is to plant agastache cana, caryopterisis, and candytuft between the clematis trellis to the far left and the sunflower sculpture on the right. Next fall, I'll probably add some flowering bulbs too.
Here's a closer photo of the sunflower sculpture. My uncle enjoys making garden art from different scrap he finds. The petals on the sunflower are spark plugs.
Here's a shovel bird he made too.
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