The new rock border is installed and I think it adds a lot of character to my home. The stone color matches my porch post stain. What do you think?
It was not easy to gather this rock. The big ones weigh about 30 lbs each. MrD did all the work of course as I am still worthless since my surgery. I can plant the plants but all that bending does me in after about two hours.
Because I’m not going to continue that rock border on the right side where the sidewalk is—I made the two sides balance by adding stacked rock around the planter on the right. This rock was free. All we had to do with haul it off the mountainside. That was not easy as the rock was embedded in the ground. Each one had to be dug out and hauled by wheelbarrow up a steep hill and then placed in the bed of MrD’s truck–one by one.
We’ve had a very cool and moist Spring so everything is green but not much is blooming. My annuals need a good bit of sun and some warmer temperatures–but there are buds everywhere. It will be very colorful in another week or so.
Besides the Bee Balm, petunia cultivars like Wave and PW’s supertunias, there are also lots of perennials and annuals–like narrow leaf zinnia, annual salvia, and cleome. Wait and see what this will be in two weeks!
My birthday is in one week and this year I’ve ask for a new system by Wild Birds Unlimited. It comes with a squirrel baffle for the post–and lots of other gadgets. That’s my kitchen window on the left and our morning room window on the right. We really enjoy the birds in the garden and a new system will keep out the cats and the squirrels. I get some good pictures of the birds through those windows.
Maybe tomorrow, I’ll show you the back of the house. Lots planted back there!!
And just at the bottom of the screen–one of the rows of the garden at Copper Top Cottage
And these still have to be planted ;).