I've been digging and tilling and hauling 40 lb. bags of top soil and compost and plain old manure around for the last week. My nails are shot, can I tell ya? But the rewards will be bountiful when I'm finally done!
Here's a shot of one side still in progress.... The other is still being tilled and filled. Please ignore the garden hose in the background. As you can see, I'm still lacking substance in the back area near the wall. Sort of in a quandary about what to plant there......
The sand cement mixture is down with the landscape fabric over it to keep the weeds at bay under those stepping stones. I originally planned to use pea gravel as a base for them but decided the more natural look of mulch would look better. We will see how well it stays in place during stormy weather.... The brown pot in the foreground is full of sweet pea seeds that I planted a while back. I want to move them to the garden but need to wait until they are hardier.
Do you see the pretty girl statue? That came from a neat store called The Red Door and I bought it with a retirement gift certificate from my facilitator friends. Don't you just love that sweet girl????
The birds and butterflies and hummingbirds are visiting daily. And my birdhouse on a post (you have to scroll back up to see it) has a RESIDENT, a momma bird and three tiny speckled eggs. Whenever I get too close, she flies straight out at me and then swoops down and lands nearby to keep a watchful eye on me.
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