I bought a false lupine today. I’m not quite sure what I have because one internet site called it baptisma. I thought that was false indigo. False lupine seems to have different leaves than the false indigo I bought earlier this summer. I suppose I will just have to wait. I also bought yet another nikko blue. I put it in the false garden, not because it is a “false” plant, but because I hope it will get big enough to hide the neighbor’s garbage cart. Such are the trials of urban living and gardening. Their cart sits just a few feet from my new and now functioning side door. But the nikko was so cheap!! I love end of the season bargains. And it’s a big plant. I moved a small barberry and plunked it in front of the arborvitae. I have two others that I’ll move, too. I think I’ll transplant a holly to that spot.
I bought some lavender to put in the false garden, too. Perhaps the scent will help mask the scent of the garbage cart. I still have to arrange the rocks, and I have six more bags of mulch to spread. If it doesn’t start raining again, I may do that this evening.
Here is a picture of my new access door to my garage. I will steal one of the hollies there to put in the false garden. I hate to disturb it because it is finally doing well. But a holly that will get 10 feet tall probably renders any access door inaccessible. The white trim won’t be white for long. That’s just primer. Notice the new window. I think it is screaming for a window box.