People who do not garden just don't understand all the movement we undertake to make things just perfect! I have about twenty plants in my head that I know I must move because they are not in the right place. Some years I get this mission accomplished and some I do not and must look at them misplaced for another year.
I have looked at my Chicago Apache Daylilies for many years, great bloom in the south raised bed and then nothing for the beginning and end of the summer and fall. I must get a companion plant in there that keeps going all season. It is going to be Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine, blooms late spring, summer and fall. Why didn't I think of this before, looking at it falling over the walk for years?
I already took out my bleeding hearts in the spring and relocated them, gave some away, so that I would have more going on on the north side rather than just dying foliage It is very difficult to layer under mature bleeding hearts. So, I have scaled down, ferns, smaller hosta, astilbe (which may be short lived if we have another scorching summer) epimedium, hellebore and heuchera. I even put in a couple of sunpatiens as an experiment.
The header is from a garden walk which I will be posting in the future.