I am slowly making my way through my spring gardening 'to-do' list... better late than never! As I have said before, I am not a fan of black plastic lawn edging. It looks yucky, it is a pain to install, and it doesn't even work that well! Plus, for me, a gardener who is constantly changing her garden (read: removing more and more lawn to make more garden space), I rarely want would to commit to something permanent like that. And finally, it is really not that much work to cut a clean edge once or twice a year (once if you're me, twice if you're a perfectionist) with a half-moon lawn edging tool. A sharp, fresh edge looks so much nicer than a strip of black plastic, in my opinion.
This garden is a work in progress, but right now you will see iris germanica, white shasta daisies, purple catmint and yellow-flowered sedum Kamtschaticum in bloom. To see this garden at other times of the year, click here and scroll down.