Tuesday, May 10, 2016

and then I shoveled some more

It was cool and overcast today so I made two trips to the compost heap AND:

I gathered enough backyard rocks to finish the sidewalk rock garden!

This is the other perspective.

I'm still unsure of what I will do in the area around the fire hydrant (because who wants to mow that!?) but am leaning towards some type of (rapidly) spreading groundcover. John Creech is lovely but too slow.

If you think this was the end of the rocks...goodness no. See the wheelbarrow? Its full of marble chips the previous owners threw on top of all the rocks I removed.

Chips. Tiny, tiny dime sized chips.

and behind that a tremendous boulder! I'd love to unearth it and use it as decoration somewhere in the yard but I'm worried it may be holding up the backyard neighbor's ramshackle "wall." I thought there was solid concrete back there but it looks like they poured concrete over dirt and threw some cinder blocks on top.

I may need to revise my original corner planter idea and go for a stepped one instead:

It would hopefully disguise the slope AND keep the wall between our homes from collapsing.

So many ideas, so few muscles and pick-up trucks!

This is my thought of home: http://www.poofingthepillows.com/2016/05/thoughts-of-home-on-thursday-14.html


Stacey said...

Hard work but so worth it! The hell strip is such a hard place that I think your rock garden is a great idea.

Thank you so much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What great work and fantastic plans. Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

My hat goes off to you, your rock garden is perfect for this spot and I know it will be gorgeous too.
I hope you will continue to share the progress of it with us at TOHOT too:)

Laura said...

You have created something wonderful out of hard, hard work.
That is my favorite thing to do. Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT!.