Friday, September 14, 2007

Plotting, planning and pondering

Here are some shots of the bed I have to excise, and a sad view of the Oleander. I feel sorry for it. One of the most difficult things I ever have to do as a gardener is to take out live plants. Somehow, it just runs counter to nature and even if there's only one measley little lingering leaf, you can bet I'm not going to want to rip it out by the roots until all hope is gone!

We'll have company all next week, so these guys get a stay of execution for at least a week, and I'll be hoping for some inspiration (and taking suggestions!) about what to put in the new blank slate.


Rachel said...

Oof, I removed three oleander plants about a month ago, in the heat of August. You'll lose some of the sympathy in the struggle to get them out.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing that - made me laugh out loud! I'm sure you're right and I will be happy when it's all said and done and I have beautiful new plants to look at. Thanks for the perspective!

Pam/Digging said...

Are you taking out the Salvia leucantha too? I'm still waiting for a picture when it bursts into bloom. It's interesting that yours is maybe a week or so behind mine in bloom time.