To be fair, I pieced this panoramic photo together from some photos I took in February 2006 (it’s February, it’s weedy, and it’s monochromatic). These days the slope doesn’t look quite so bad, but there’s still that probably 20-foot section in the middle that needs attention. We’ve planted blackberries, moved the Helianthus “Lemon Queen” behind them, and planted some Rosa rugosa bought from the Saratoga County Soil & Water Conservation District’s bare-root seedling program. And last summer I picked up 12 Nepeta “Walker’s Low” for $1 apiece at an end-of-season sale at my local nursery as well as a Clematis paniculata (or C. terniflora, depending on your source). The clematis is planted to the right of the Nepeta. So there’s progress.
What’s left? Lots of goldenrod, which I love, but I think I could do a little better than that.
I’m thinking for that middle section some red osier dogwood (from this year’s bare-root seedling program: 10 plants for $13), some Microbiota, and maybe some potentilla. Suggestions?
Further blather about the L&S slope:
3 September 2007
1 September 2007
3 April 2007