We had a ton of rain last year and it really helped make things grow, including young and transplanted plants. But I should have transplanted all four Green Velvet boxwood rather than one. Also I need to move the peach daylily out from under the sumac. This year I MUST NOT FORGET to prune the Pinky Winky Strawberry Sundae, oakleaf and Invincibelle hydrangeas. Pinky looks all kooky and straggly behind the beautiful baptisia foliage.
Last year I bought amsonia Blue Ice, the things I've talked about before, Blue Billow hydrangea, Sunjoy Gold Pillar barberry, Sun King aralia, Sum and Substance hosta and Halcyon hosta, and maybe a few others I can't remember. This year I'll buy an Autumn Moon Japanese maple to put at the corner of the deck near the new bed and maybe some lavender, but I can't think of anything else that's needed. Maybe this will be the year I'll have the nerve to get rid of the struggling roses planted in my original garden in 2006.