At the same time, a person wants to invest time, energy and, yes, money, into their property. We were very lucky to have a friend with lots of flat rocks on her land. We spent an afternoon visiting and picking rocks, and that summer turned a rather neglected bed into a focal point.
|It doesn't help that it was early May, everything was very drab looking|
I gave in and bought a hosta because the bed is on the east side of the garage and shaded almost all day. As far as annuals go, I had great luck throwing down a pack of bachelor buttons, but I really wanted it to be a pretty spot that didn't cost me more money every year.
Much like the rest of the yard and house, there are memories bound up in all the work we did.