Monday, June 13, 2011

My yard - it rocks.

First it looked like this. Mint, mint, everywhere, as far as one could see.

Then the mint was gone (Hah! Take that, invasive weed) and covered by a handy home made biodegradable barrier.

Next step: gather supplies. On the right, gravel. Basic, commercial gravel, previously located under a lilac tree. On the left, random rocks, most of which were scraps of concrete salvaged when we replaced our driveway.

Then I brought it the family member with the best sense of aesthetics: La Petite. She helped me put it all together. It looks much better now. The concrete planter needs a plant, and the pine trees really need a new unbroken home, but that will come later. For now, we have a rock garden where the mint used to be, and that's exactly what we wanted.

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Anonymous Petunia said...

How nice to have an artistic consultant in the family.

6/13/2011 4:05 PM  
Blogger cndymkr / jean said...

Been there done that. The mint survived it all and more. I can't kill it. It actually spread under the driveway and onto the neighbors lawn. I only planted one small plant and that was 10 years ago. Good luck.

6/13/2011 11:38 PM  
Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Way to ROCK that cute garden nook!

6/14/2011 7:20 AM  

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