There’s an area of grass that I’ve been wanting to convert to some more beds. I finally started turning over the soil and removing the grass this summer. Next, I opened a coning with the Deva of the Gardens and asked a series of questions to determine the best type of beds, sizes and locations in this new space. Then I asked about what is to be planted in each of these beds.
This photo shows the newest bed which is for flowers. I planted lupine seeds (gifted to me from my sister) in the center portion. Next, I transplanted some ox-eye daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) from other places on the property. And this weekend I was given the go-ahead to transplant three purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) plants from other areas to this new bed. I love it!
The ox-eye daisy leaves are edible and I so enjoy nibbling on them. The purple coneflower will provide me with flowers for visual pleasure and leaves for medicinal purposes. And I am looking forward to having lupine flowering here, too. This flower bed is visible from the house windows and provides a nice complement to the nearby herb and vegetable beds.