Now is the time for putting perennials in the ground. I'm pacing myself a little this year and only buying as many plants as I can plant in a day. That would be 10 or 12. Although, I came home with 14 on this first trip. But I did actually plant 12 of them so far. I'm posting pictures as I go so I will remember in the spring what I planted where and check on how they fared for the winter. Planting in September gives the plants time to get rooted and start growing before the first freeze.
I'm working on my yard a section at a time. This week's plantings were backyard and upper corner. Next I will add to the east side. And last, I will add to the front beds. If I don't get the front planted until spring, that will be all right.
Here's what I have planted so far (I'll probably update this post as I add more plants).
Coreopsis Main Street. This is a new one for me. I've only seen yellow varieties of coreopsis before. So it's an experiment. Hope it lives.
The same hot garden from the right side. You can see I did add some zinnias for color this year. I am working toward not needing to add annuals at all.
Today I also purchased a cordless electric hedge trimmer. I plan to do some of the cutting down of the perennials starting this week. With this lightweight tool, I can do some of the work I normally hire Alberto's crew to do.