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Friday, March 23, 2012

Rocks All in a Row?

Or all a-tumble?

I went out yesterday afternoon to check out how far they got on the rock/gravel garden, and noticed a couple of rocks that had fallen out of line. When Chris got here this morning, I mentioned them, and he said "Oh, we'll fix that!" I very quickly said, "No, leave it! In fact, place more of them out of line. It looks more natural, like they've just fallen there." Which they had, actually.

Things are taking shape.

And I like the shape they're taking.


  1. gabion baskets too! I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

  2. This is such an interesting project. Love the 'out of line' rocks, I agree, better than all straight.

  3. Oh, Alison, we'll be watching this project, you can be certain of that! I love the gabions. We've often talked about what to do with the smaller rocks that came in with our big ones and a gabion would make wonderful use of the leftover stones.

    I love the out of line rocks too, but of course, I would, since none of ours are in any sort of line. (We're so disorganized.)

    What a vast project this is, Alison. I can only imagine how beautiful it will be when it is done and you have incorporated all of your plants. It's going to be hard to wait!

  4. I do like the natural way that the rocks landed. - This will all be so lovely when finished, looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. - Have a nice weekend. xo

  5. I'm so jealous of your gabions - they look great!! I'd love to have a couple. Can't wait to see how your project turns out.

  6. Alison, thank you for sharing pics of this project. I find it so fascinating to watch the process of it all coming together. I am also drooling over your gabions! Cheers, Jenni

  7. Later this year I am moving to Zone 8 from a prairie Zone 3. Like you I will be starting a new garden. It is pretty much all I think about during the monotony and frustration of de-cluttering and packing. I'll be following along, it will be interesting to read about someone on the same path.

  8. P.S. Re your Jane Austen quote. I am reviewing a book on Jane Austen's gardens later this week.

  9. How did I miss so many posts? I went back to catch up on the progress. It is looking so great!!! You must be so happy. I can't wait to see all the plants you bought today planted there. I hope Nigel won lots of money for you to spend on plants :)
    Thanks again for the UV filter!!


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