In spite of the crappy weather we managed to make some progress in the back yard this week end. Very little has ever been done with this piece of the yard, so anything is an improvement.
The curbbing is in and the last stepping stones sort of where they'll be. I'm planning to continue the path, so it will probably need some tweeking.
The plans for the stones in the flower bed started out as a circle, morphed to tight cross and just didn't look happy. Opted for a looser plan. They'll act as an informal border to each bed. This will house the plantings for kitchen herbs and maybe some dwarf sunflowers. At least for this year. We'll see what the yard has to tell us when we get that far. Oh, and I have a very nice Tuscan rosemary that will go in the center of the stones. The grass in the back is going to be moved closer to the pavers.
Somebody painted that retaining wall red once upon a time. I think we'll plant some more ivy along the wall, being careful to confine it to the wall. Anything to cool off all that lovely concrete during high summer.
View looking north off the back deck. Ah mud, lovely mud. They're as level as I could get them this morning. I have only so much love for mud pies and thirty degree temperatures.
At least the heavy stuff is done. Once we get the rosemary plant in the center we can get postioning finalized. The green, snowy clumps are blue bell flowers. If we can find the plants mom would like to alternate them with chamomile and alyssum. The alyssum can be white or purple and Roman chamomile looks like tiny daisies; looking forward to it.
And it's freaking hailing........again.