I committed the ultimate new gardener sin: planting way too close together because I was impatient for my garden too look full.
There is, however, one upside to this: I’m able to shop my own garden this year for plants to fill in new areas. So far, I’ve been quite lucky with the reorganized plants taking quite well to their new places (even a knockout rose). Maybe it’s our unusually warm, sunny weather with my deep watering each day or maybe, and more likely, it’s just plain luck. Whatever the case, I’m happy with the progress and not having to shell-out extra cash for new plants, when I would most likely purchase more of what I already have.