I believe that we can have a beautiful yard without breaking the bank, and our philosophy is that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade (or rock walls out of rocks, as the case may be). With that in mind I started two rock wall flower beds this fall. The two are joined by a wide stone path that can accommodate our four-wheeler and trailer or a ride-on mower (when we get one).
The plan is to fill the rock wall with topsoil and have plants spilling down the sides of the walls, on either side of my stone path.
|The dirt-covered rocks were picked from the topsoil |
as we returned it from the pile it was in all summer. To
level the soil and plant grass we picked rocks...and picked...
I ran out of time and the snow fell, so these walls will have to be filled with soil and planted in the spring. So many projects to look forward to!
This is just one of the stone paths that we have planned for our yard. I love the different colours of the rocks and really enjoy placing them in a pattern on the ground. Have you got a favorite garden pastime?