Mom and I have been doing multi-daily garden tours for the past two weeks. The rock garden is always the last stop on the tour.
This is a photo from last summer.
Friday, when we arrived at our final stop, we talked about how at this time of year, the rock garden resembles nothing more than a pile of rocks. Saturday we went to a local garden center and made a few purchases to try to remedy the situation.
The new additions:
Contorted Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Torulosa’)
Yellow Ice Plant (Delosperma nubigenum)
Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
I love contorted shrubs and trees - imperfection is beautiful in my eyes. Either that or it’s because I’m a little warped myself! Mom picked out the Yellow Ice Plant and the Snow-In-Summer. After waiting so long for the snow and ice to disappear, I can’t believe we’re intentionally putting some in the garden.
In order to plant the new items, some of the rocks/stones had to be removed.
The rock removal process was delayed somewhat by the discovery of a toad. I don’t do toads. Thanks to my mom, a pair of gloves and the handy dandy garden trowel, I was able to get back to work relatively quickly and only slightly traumatized.
A few modifications, the three new additions, and it was all back together again.
The cypress adds a substantial shot of much-needed green. If all goes well, before too long there will be more green, plus white, yellow and purple too.