Monday, April 21, 2014

Little Rock Garden......

Yes, it's time to get back out to the garden. This time, to my refurbished rock garden.........

This little area could also be called My Memory Garden. Each rock and brick and a couple of other things represent a person and/or place. Because I have done it in other posts, I won't go over those individually except for one thing.

The plants have grown enough since some of the pictures were made to fill in most of the soil.

I can't remember whether it was on Facebook or a blog post that I showed  the three large rocks. They are my "Joanne" rocks because my friend was here and went to Pebble Junction with me to help select, load, unload and place them in their very best positions.

I love the addition of those rocks. This picture shows how close the area is to the sidewalk and street and is just to the left of the driveway. 

Now, the following is close-ups of all the plants, etc.......

African Daisy and Ajuga have been growing and blooming great.

This yellow succulent is bringing brightness to the look.

I love Diamond Frost, Euphorbia with it's continuous , delicate blooms.

It was amusing to me that one of my male neighbors mentioned the changing of this area saying, "the chicken moved out of the pot, three big rocks appeared, and the Nome appeared in the tree trunk"

The plant in the pot in the middle will get put into the ground sometime this week. I am going to let it fight it out with the succulents for space. There is no room for anything more. Some replacing might be needed later on but no additions.

This doesn't come close to showing the bright color of the blooms. I find blue to be the most difficult color to capture in photographs.

This big pot with the snapdragon has done so well this spring. Will soon need to replace the snapdragon with something else that can tolerate our heat - one of the biggest problems in the summer front yard. This area only gets the morning sun or that plant would already be gone.

Love it! Love it! Love it!

You have had glimpses of the old tree trunk in other pictures. It has some interesting root structure at the base.  Just a perfect place for this Nome to take his rest time in his big leaf. He is only about six inches in size but his red pants make it hard to miss him.

How could anyone not love him? I have to admit that I have been hoping someone passing by doesn't love him enough to take him.  From inside the house, I saw a mom and dad allow a little boy to walk off with something he picked up from the front yard.  How could parents not teach the wrongness of that!!

Adding the rocks and just doing some good weeding, edging etc. has made a big difference to the total appearance of the area.  I am bound and determined to keep it looking it's best.

Thank you so much for visiting today! 


  1. pretty. I am getting ready to enjoy my flowers for about another 3 weeks....then they will be sad.

    1. Thank you. And, you need to enjoy them while they last. Staying in time is right around the corner for me, too.

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    1. Thank you for looking! And, I really appreciate your response and getting to know you have enjoyed.

  3. I really like your Memory Garden and also the new large rocks you've added. The Nome looks like he slid down the middle of the tree to land in his little spot. :o)

  4. I love snapdragons. I need to seed some more.


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