new to gardening with a disability
I have been trying to adapt to my disabilities, and decided that since I can no longer work, I would use this time to grow a garden. Last year was difficult, this year I just want to give up. I am renting, there is a formal garden (a circle divided into quads with walkways between) Each quad is about 100 sq. ft. I put down landscape barrier last fall, to try to prevent weeds from taking over during the winter. Well, I pulled it up in Feb., to start preparing the soil. The soil is full of small rocks, but I got out as many as I could. In one bed I planted wildflowers & Cosmos, thinking these would be low maintenance. They were, but the cosmos won't bloom. In another bed I planted bulbs - some were successful, some not. I planted phlox in one bed, it seems to have taken over and migrated into the other beds. In the last one, I planted moss roses - they are lovely and healthy, but I didn't realize they would only bloom in the early morning. I want to put something in for fall, but am a bit discouraged and don't know where to start. A local landscaper suggested I just wait until next spring and try again but I hate to give up. Any suggestions?