Saturday, June 24, 2006
finished planting...I think
This was the project du jour, and I think it is one of the lovelier things we have done here. The Hermit built this rock garden a week and a half ago, from the abundance of boulders we have lying just beneath the surface of our soil. Today we filled it with horse pasture dirt, and I proceeded to plant the miscellaneous plants I had left over from our greenhouse shopping spree last Friday. There are perennials, annuals, herbs, and a few vegetables, but all in all it looks nice. I even planted a few morning glory seeds that hopefully will still have time to grow up and twine around the rain gauge post. This garden is about twenty feet from the patio door that leads from the future family room in the new house, so it will look nice from indoors. As if it didn't before; look at that great view looking east over the swamp!
Sometimes the rocks can be a real pain; when you try to dig anything you end up hitting at least one no matter where you go. But I have visions of more and more rock gardens, rock walls, walkways inlaid with flat slabs and creeping thyme, maybe even a rock garden shed. Our new hearth will feature a back wall faced with smaller pieces of sandstone, granite, and greenstone that the glaciers left here. We are rich with rocks.
That pretty much completes planting this year, save for the blueberries, elder and serviceberries that are still sitting in their big pots. And the rhubarb and asparagus roots I never got around to preparing a bed for. And the succession plantings of lettuce. I guess I never really am done.