It’s been a busy month around the Potting Shed!
We added some gravel paths to define the mulched areas and create a garden bed island in front of the shed to plant. Replacing the mulch with pea gravel paths will help reduce the amount of washing with heavy rain, inevitable from the slight grade and slope where the shed sits.
We relocated some flagstone from around our fire pit by the lake to add to the paths.
We’ve been sleeping very well at night with all the hauling, schlepping and digging ;)
Planting a perennial bed in front of the Potting Shed has been on my list of projects.
The Potting Shed sits so her back door is the most visible from the field and road.
Consequently, the front of the shed tends to be neglected or treated like the red-headed stepchild. ;)
A perennial island bed in front will change that!
Plants auditioned for their spots where they will be planted. The bed will get morning sun, with the bottom half of the bed shaded by the trees after about 1:00 in the afternoon.
We are in the process of adding a dry creek bed. Dry creek bed sounds better than ditch doesn’t it?
We have water that runs from the street to the lake via the ditch. From the ditch, it snakes its way through the mulch with a heavy rain. The stone will help direct the water run off and look prettier too.
Our neighbor has a small tractor which came in handy to move the stones.
A large flagstone was added as a bridge and to span the width of the dry creek bed.
Our list of projects is growing with plans to add some larger and smaller rock to make it the dry creek bed look more natural. More mulch will be added to cover up some of the mud and mess and top coat the existing mulch.
We spent the long Memorial Day weekend planting.
We pulled out a tent that rarely gets used to provide some much needed shade, moving it around as we worked.
My husband was ready to go back to work Tuesday to get some rest after the long holiday weekend. ;)
Reveal and new bed photos coming soon!