I can barely keep my eyes open as I type this, so (for once) my post should be short & sweet. This weekend, we ended up tearing out the 3ft. strip of grass that remained between my front yard garden and my sidewalk. (Because, as Steve said in regards to what little grass I had kept there: "Really... why?") In its place, I planted an entire flat of 'Salsa Burgundy' annual salvia, 2 rather large 'Hameln' pennisetums (to match a third), 2 baby lady's mantle, and various pieces of 'Dragon's Blood' and another similar red-leaf sedum.
Here are the "after" shots:
Well, "after" the planting, but before the mulching. Steve tore out the majority of the grass while I was ripping out the rest of the golden marjoram from around the purple ninebark and freeing the two pennisetums that were to be moved. In place of the marjoram and grasses, I FINALLY planted those 3 'So Sweet' hostas, a 'Black & Blue' salvia, and half a flat of scented snapdragons.
I also repotted a giant sago palm, added some more string trellising for my cukes and spaghetti squash, moved my plumeria to a larger container with a few annuals surrounding it, and assembled my 'Blue Daze' evolvulus, 'Silver Cascade' dusty miller, chartreuse coleus and hot pink celosia into a container planting. Oh, and I fertilized my tomatoes, too--which should be an easy job, except that my Gardening Assistant finds Tomato Tone to be disgustingly appetizing. So any application of Tomato Tone must immediately be followed by a fresh application of mulch to hide the apparently delicious fertilizer!
More pictures of all of the above to follow... but now, it's time for some sleep. :)