Well, it's already Tuesday afternoon so I'm a little behind on my garden tour! The first spot I'm going to share with you is around our front tree.
After a dry winter and lots of birds hanging out under the tree (this is where I put my birdfeeders this winter), this area was in need of some help!
One of the biggest problems had to do with the rocks I had placed around the tree last year. They were supposed to keep the dirt and wood chips from sliding out onto the lawn but as you can see, they didn't!!
I don't have any "during" the project pictures but what I did was remove all the rocks and put up a black plastic guard all around the outside. Then I got some gardening books from the library and attempted to make a rock garden. My brother, Stephen helped out out a lot. I am a very symmetrical person and had all the rocks lined up like pizza slices! LOL I told him to mess them up for me!
Here is it all finished! If you click on the picture, they will show up bigger. I did buy a few larger rocks for the area along with several ferns and flowers. I'm hoping they do well and fill in the spaces this summer.
All is missing is some green grass! I may have to lay some fresh sod down around the edges.
An Asparagus fern and one of my new moss covered rocks. I LOVE moss!
Pansies tucked in among the rocks.
I can't remember the name of this plant but the flowers look like mini snapdragons.
One of my favorite annuals, Caladiums. I planted several of them around the tree.
Thank you for looking at my new rock garden!