Dreaming of spring
A few nights ago I had not one but two dreams that I was planting things. First I was moving around bulbs and then I was planting seeds. I'm thinking of doing something extreme this year, like digging up a large portion of the backyard so I can have a real garden. I just want to spend more time outside and make my ugly yard less ugly.
I ordered some tansy seed for the front flowerbed. There's a place that's overridden by ants and I'm hoping the tansy will chase them away for good (and be pretty). This year I'm also hoping to move around my bulbs in the front, improve the soil, and plant something permanent in the big blank spot where I pulled out the ugly bushes last year. It's so hard to decide what to plant, though, and I'm not very experienced. Maybe sage, oregano, and black-eyed susan? Last year I planted some wildflower seeds there and only the black-eyed susans came up. Sweet alyssum has also done well there; I could edge with that.