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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tying Up Loose Ends

My gravel garden finally has gravel! I'm really happy with the clean look of it, but it needs some stepping stones, and maybe a little bit of sparkle. I'm thinking of tossing a few handfuls of half marbles in there.

I also got my shed painted, at long last! For several months now, it has been a kaleidoscope of colors. Gray on two sides, turquoise on two sides, and with green doors. Now it's green with bright white trim, and looks brand-spanking new.

I also got a small section of fence built to match the new fence, for the purpose of screening my trash and recycle bins.

Some of the smaller perennials, like these very prolific hens and chicks, got a bit buried by the gravel mulch. I've never had gravel mulch before, so I'm wondering how it will affect the growth habit of things like hens and chicks, which creep across and root in the soil. Well, we'll see.

I have an artichoke blooming in the gravel garden.

And some prostrate rosemary.

Time for lunch!