To do when it finally gets here:
* shop for hellebores
* edge backyard patio with riverwash stone/gravel
* throughway madness: dig everything up, lay down paver path, mulch new beds
* prune the hell out of the lilac
* top up mulch all around
Pondering ways to dress up the entrance to the throughway. There's a big old empty space between the top of the fence and the roof of the carport; the roof of the carport makes it not a great spot for an arbour or other fancy structure. My first thought was to hang up an old windowframe or two with some stained glass, but I'm not sure such a thing wouldn't get stolen. Next idea was to put up a trellis of some sort, even just some string, and send some climbing thing up to fill the space. Dutchman's Pipe? Silver Lace Vine? Hardy kiwi? Akebia?