When we bought our home July of ‘2009’ the yard was nothing but a weed patch.
There was one thing in the yard that I fell in love with.
That is, the rock wall.
It runs along the entire back of our garden, forms a fire pit and then continues onto a portion of the upper side lawn and into a small waterfall.
Our yard isn’t huge, only 1/3 acre, but still it’s a lot of rocks.
Instantly I imagined perennials trailing down the rocks.
After 2 1/2 yrs. my imaginations are beginning to come forth.
The Spring bloomers have brought me such delight.
How could the sunny yellow of Basket of Gold not brighten your day? Every time I walk outdoors it’s like a ray of sunshine.
To me Candy Tuft is as sweet as candy, wouldn’t you agree?
Creeping Phlox trailing down to meet what will eventually be a small boxwood hedge. I plan to keep the hedge trimmed short so that it won’t cover the wall. Just wanted to soften a couple areas with the hedge.
Little mini Sea Thrift peeking out to say, ‘hello’.
Aubrietia, or Rock Cress is one of my favorites.
I planted a lot of little steppables in the rock crevices of the area which will be our fire pit.
Larkspur has seeded and is coming up all over below. Sorry Larkspur, as much as I love you; you’ll have to go when we soon start on the fire pit.
This picture is not the best because I took it early in the morning and there is partial shade. Thought it gave you a better idea of what the wall looks like.
I have planted trailers that bloom at different times so that I will have a bit of color all season long.
Last year I planted annual Sweet Potato Vine and it trailed so beautifully. Think I am going to have to plant it again.
Our home sits lower than the houses connected to our back yard. I am so thankful that this wall was already here. Can you imagine the bucks it had to cost?
I am loving my rock wall and my trailers. They make me so very happy!
Only one problem. Every time I reach in to pull out a small weed I am worried that I might pull out a snake. Haven’t yet, but I saw a snake up on the dirt yesterday. YIKES!
Harmless I know, but still scary!
I am sharing this with my link party, Share Your Cup Thursday because Gardening Fills my cup!
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