The odd 12'x12' square concrete foundation outside our front door... It was there when we bought the place... we assume someone wanted to put in a garage at one point and it never happened.
My vision is to turn it into a peaceful oasis to sit in.
It is completely shaded by our house in the afternoon which makes it a perfect afternoon haunt in the heat of summer.
My friend Ann has a gorgeous garden and is an AVID gardener and when I say avid, I might mean rabid.
She had a ton of hardy, full sun, perennials she needed to divide. I went to her house and brought home ajuga (ground cover), sedum (ground cover), perennial geranium, mountain bluet, chives, oregano, parsley, lambs ear... other things I can't 'member right now...
I put in the brick path with a spot for a nice bench or a couple chairs. I'd LOVE to find one of those old 1950's metal gliders... not sure what will end up there. Something fun, funky and comfy.
Now ze garden square looks like zees! (say in French accent)
Everything is majorly stressed. It all looks wilted and as if it wants to die.
I watered it well and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will grow, flourish and take over the rest of my square! Ann even had some horse tail bog plant and some miniature cat tails for my pond!
It was like winning the plant lottery. Made my heart go pitter pat at rapid rates....
She also gave me this... it's a cotoneaster. She hated it. Tried to kill it 3 times and it kept coming back. We have no idea if it will transplant or not... all we can do is try and if it doesn't work, Ann's happy cuz it is out of her garden.
I'se tired now. I'se gots me a beer. Happy Saturday night!