in garden design and inspiration.
I found this true while in the process of making a path for my garden.
Early in the spring, I dug up young sproutings of Lantana( circled in the photo above) from my mother's yard, carried them home and transplanted them in the garden I am designing. I had 6 plants and I planted 3 on each side of a space that I reserved for my garden path.
The Lantana has grown and is still in bloom...........even though it is almost November.
Through the weeks and the previous posts, I have shown you the rocks I am creating by using cement with leaf and pine cone impressions.
I also created cement stones and decorated some with rocks and left some plain.
From my local lumber company.......out back in the mesquite woods...........
I was able to find nice size mesquite branches and pine cones from the pine trees.
I smoothed out the path................
I then placed the stones ................
I then filled in the gaps with small gravel............from out in my back pasture...........
and added the pine cones and mesquite branches.
Now my path looks like this............(click onto photo for better view) I love it!
If you remember in the last post, I showed you a wonderful old gingerbread archway? I will be placing that at the front of this path! I am still in the process of stripping it.
Also, I gave a broken shovel a new life by making it into a garden sign.
I will keep working and adding to this garden throughout the chilly season. Hopefully by next spring, the young Lantana will be bigger and more filled out and there will be a large garden of Zinnias and other blossoming flowers.
How about you?
What object have you found to decorate your gardens with?
I would love to hear!