It has been ten years since the initial landscaping went in at the lake house. This bed, now very bare, has come through a cycle of geraniums, iris, hostas, lupines, astilbes, and all sorts of sedums.
Everything outgrew the bed and had to be divided and moved. Finally we took out all the plants, including quack grass roots, horsetail fern, goldenrod, and just weeds in general.
Stripped down to the basics, the space now awaits the next horticultural endeavor. The soil is good. The weeds are gone. It's time for some new thinking.
Then we can plant again.