The Rock Garden

Posted on June 7, 2013. Filed under: Gardening, Home, Purdy Things |

I realize the majority of my posts the last year have been yard-related. We’ve really been trying to get our yard in shape for the summer. It’s getting there. I get prouder every day.

A couple outdoor updates for you…

We were good members of our community when we ordered 25 bales of pine straw from the local high school for their PTSA fundraiser. Too bad those high schoolers didn’t spread it. But now we have fresh pine straw at the mail box and in the backyard where we ripped out ivy. Huzzah!

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You can see that my tulips by the mailbox were in full bloom a few weeks ago. They were so pretty. I hope they bloom next year.

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We’ve filled in the cavities in the backyard dug by this guy:

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We spread some fescue seed and we’re crossing our fingers, saying our prayers, hopping on one foot, sacrificing a lamb, and wishing and hoping we’ll get some grass to grow up ins here. So far, so good.

And the purpose of everything I’ve shared up to this point is to build your anticipation for the minor reveal of my rock garden. I use that term loosely.

To the left of the staircase that leads to our patio is a pretty slope with ivy, what looks like daylilies, and rocks. I filled in the gaps with salvia (a perennial so it will come back every year) and impatiens (an annual, but in my experience they tend to come back anyway).

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Looks nice, right? It’s the small touches that sometimes make a nice impact.

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