I spent all weekend working on the front border. It was all compressed and full of weeds. Had to dig through that top layer of clay, because it would become stone if left until summer.
Six yards of topsoil in the driveway, delivered late Friday evening. Weeds and a dead tree gone, along with several tree/shrub stumps and their roots.
Planted: two hydrangeas, three gardenias, two azaleas, a camellia sassanqua "Yuletide", several floribunda roses, some drumstick allium, eight Mexican daylilies, and three climbing jasmine plants. They are all quite small but hopefully will settle in and start growing!