I just know that my public is waiting with bated breath to see how I am coming along on the stroll garden. I did not rest for long after I got the path done. The scree slope rock garden started calling my name right away.
I also had plants that needed to be planted. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce and the Dwarf Norwegian Spruce “Pumila” that I purchased at the auction were just waiting for their spots to be created. Today I got far enough along that I could put them in the ground.
So here, with out further ado, is how the stroll garden looks as of 15 minutes ago. Ta da! (Fanfare of brass, drum roll…)
That was taken sitting on the ground on the far side of the rain garden, looking south. This one was taken looking southwest from the lawn.
In the first shot, you start really getting an idea of how the ridge that marks the high point of the scree slope is going to look when it is done. In the lower shot, you can see just how much needs to be done on it. Before I do much more building of it, however, I have to finish putting the rubble in behind the highest row of “strata” on the scree slope. Also, I need to move several more large rocks into the area west of where the ridge will be formed.
I will leave you with a portrait of the new shrubs in situ.