The family spent some much yearned for time in the garden on the weekend. It was a lovely sunny autumn day. We soaked up the rays, moving dirt and making new pathways. The dry stone retaining wall we've been working on for quite some time now, is nearing the planting stage.
What better than a "garden", to go searching for appropriate plants? What I love about my garden, is if I stick a small plant in the ground and let it grow - I get bigger plants for later! Which is exactly what happened when I decided to move these dwarf mono grass from under the clothes line.
It seemed just like yesterday, when I first put them in the ground. Holy Mac! Did it ever look that neat and tidy?
Thanks to these deep concrete blocks, the mondo grass has enormously long roots now! It was in the plans to move the mono grass anyway, because when we had the deluge of 2010 and 2011, the area around the clothes line became completely flooded.
Hardy little munchkins, those mondo's!
So we need to raise the area under the clothes line, and widen where the water runs away. I've got a few ideas for that, but will report on progress later. For now, just think bridges and rock ponds! I am.
I love pottering in my garden on warm autumn days like this. I think about the next growing season, I dream about the plants I will plant, and I soak up the ever shortening days of sunlight. Winter will soon be here.
While the garden will rest during those winter months, Dave and I will be working hard outside. Just like we did on the weekend. Time for some time-elapsed photography, to make it look a heck of a lot easier than it was.
In the beginning there was a dry-stone retaining wall...
Then some strange carbon-based lifeforms appeared out of nowhere!
They decided they liked it so much, they would move in for a while...
This made the dry stone retaining wall, very happy.
And they all lived happily ever after in the garden of love.
~ The end ~
Well...almost the end...I swear if this romance with my garden ever ends, I want to be compost by then.