This is the north parkway planted Spring 1995 with Rose of Sharon bushes. Being on the north side it doesn’t get good sun but the bushes proliferated over the years and now provide for a maintenance free part of the garden.
In 1995 I raised this bed 3 inches using a dump truck full of good black top soil which help establish these bushes. This picture taken in the middle of our current 19″ blizzard right after I shoveled for the first time. Another 12″ of snow will have fallen after this was taken.