I’m excited about Saturday when our gardener Miguel will bring his team to dig out some grass in our front yard. In the past two days I laid out a curvy design using an edge border material with the goal of curvy instead of rectangular flower beds.
Yesterday I dug out a small section myself to plant three Hardenbergia vines. They grow four feet high but spread ten feet apart, and their purpose is to soften a wall behind a birch tree. The pinkish-purple flowers with a chartreuse spot in center cascade like small Wisteria blossoms in the winter to early spring. I planted them in a mostly sunny location, and Hardenbergia doesn’t require much water. The name Hardenbergia honors Franziska Countess von Hardenberg, a 19th century Austrian patron of botany.