We've been landscaping our new 'blank palette' yard for 3 1/2 years. We're getting so old and slow that I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever be finished in our lifetimes. Our back yard and side yards are going to be all wood chips, shrubs, perennials, vines, paths and patios. No lawn to mow.
I did score some great finds recently. I discovered a nursery near us that offered 50% off all plants over Memorial Day weekend. I bought three large rhodys, fuchsias, Irish moss and several pot stuffers. Another nursery had 20% off all their vines. I got a wisteria, climbing hydrangea and Boston ivy. I also posted an ad asking for free or reasonably priced shrubs on Craigs List. I received an email yesterday from a sweet woman who offered two Rose of Sharon bushes and a climbing hydrangea. Then she threw in a box full of hen and chickens for free.
Excuse me while I go find some liniment for my back!