redoing north bed... how to?
I have a burning desire to pull apart my north bed and redo it. The only thing I really like that is there right now are the ferns... I have a huge hosta border and leggy shrubs that I'd like to remove along with a few mystery perrenials that have me utterly underwhelmed.
What is the smartest way to go about removing my undesirables, while keeping the ferns (which are pretty much planted in the back part of the bed)
I'm thinking of adding in some osrich plume astilbe in back with the ferns for color, along with a few new, fragrant blooming shrubs (cleome maybe?) artfully throwing in a few of my favorite shade perrenials, like columbine and heuchera, and finishing off by lining the front border with sweet william.
So how do I get the oldies outta there?