That actually worked out because when I got home, I realized that I'd bought all relatively tall plants, and didn't have anything shorter for the borders. After I put my tray of tall plants in, I had a good idea of what short plants to get and how many, so I went back and got them.
The back garden is now done for the year. It's not how I envision it in the long term, but since I can't plant trees, I think I need a while to mull over and rework my plans. In the meantime, I planted corn along the back to give me some height. That area is fairly shady, so I don't expect them to produce; but if the corn plants grow as tall as I hope they will, I might have found a reasonable workaround.
- In other news, I got two pretty great compliments in the last couple of days. One came from the family down the road, who was having a BBQ at their place. They wandered down to my yard with about 6 of their guests. Through the open window, I heard them saying "this" was the yard they'd been talking about and wasn't it pretty - then they debated about whether or not some of my plants are real
- The other compliment that I got is something that you'd have to have known me for a while to understand. Although I'm quite healthy now, I had some issues a while back that resulted in grossly swollen feet and ankles. The lady that waxes my legs the other day commented "Jeez - your feet are boney". She may have been referring to my recent weight loss but either way, it great was to hear.
- Finally, on the weight-loss tangent, I calculated my BMI the other day. I'm happy to report that I am no longer obese! I'm "just" fat - and on track towards a healthy (yet to be determined exactly) goal weight.
- I've got the next week off as vacation from work. My plans are to do more yardwork, hopefully go visit a friend in Calgary, and then come back and hang out with the nephews who will be in town at the end of the week.