Of course, what was a trip to the Arboretum without stopping in at Waltons Garden Center across the street for a spell? I really was intent on picking up some Dixie Chip ajuga but unfortunately they weren’t available. However, a couple of variegated plants caught my eye which I HAD to have: Wilhelm Langguth geranium and more variegated oregano!
After getting home, more tidying and planting occurred, including getting the new columbines in-ground, re-potting and adding new soil to calla lily and hosta pots, trimming back the herb bed wall since the mint and oregano got a bit crazy this spring. I removed some of the invasive aster trying to compete with the groundcover salvia in the blue bed. We also hard-pruned all of the salvias along the neighboring wall to prep the bed for a redo. We hope to get it looking nicer this year.