Wednesday, August 13, 2014
It all started because the joints of a section of stone wall needed to be redone. Hours were spent digging out the old cement from between the stones. (Thank you, Ecki, for all your help.) Then, the joints were refilled with a mixture of tinted lime and sand, which is much more original to the house. My husband perfected this tedious task over a couple of days.
Next, a section of old cement that ran along part of the house was busted up. Some of the field stones that were unearthed under the cement slab were used to define a planting area. Several trips into the forrest to collect some dirt followed.
Planting the rhododendron, fern, coral bells and hydrangea were my contribution.
Voila, our little shade garden is complete. Or almost, because the wall needs some more work. But hey, I am just glad that we can finally see some result of this summer's hard work.
Now, let's hope the plants survive the winter.