|April, 2017 - you can see a few more rocks were added, as well as some low growing "creepers"|
The wall flower transplanted from a cutting out of the herb garden has taken well.
|wall flower ( erysiumum "orange flame") between a sea thrift, and red creeping thyme|
Yesterday I got started on the remainder of the yard. What a pain those bark chips are! They will be moved to the backyard, surrounding the butterfly garden rounds. The soil underneath though is very rich from years of decomposing bark. I dug in some manure and sand. The manure was probably overkill, rock garden plants like a little struggle...
After a trip to Lowe's (hello, broken bags!) for river rock and pea gravel, I finished the middle path (it is a short-cut to the mailbox), and part of a path around the front of the planting area near the driveway.
Two plants are in so far, a bright pink ("Morning Star") sea thrift, and a penstemon I have had in a pot on the deck for a few years.
|That mossy rock had a big, fat black widow underneath it when my son turned it over to move it! I leave spiders alone (even putting them outside if I find them in the house), with one exception... black widows.|
Today I bought some more plants (Grange Co-op), but they need to wait for
1) sunny weather
2) more sand
3) more rock moving
4) days off
|lewisia - hybrid mix|
|six pack of sea thrift (armeria)|
|lithodora - the first of its kind for me! The plant reminds me of rosemary. A 4" plant may spread to 4', and I have a six pack!|
|lithodora blossoms - love that color!|