I am starting to work on my garden as I am sure all of you are too! This is a pic from the Philadelphia Flower Show in early spring. I am going to create a mini garden this year with a Hobbit Hole, in honor of Tolkiens' works. They had lots of small little abodes throughout the gardens on display of faeries, elves and such . I fell in love with them and decided to create one of my own. Some of them would only fit in your hand, others were only about mid-calf high, others were small holes in a bank of dirt, all shapes, sizes and heights, made with all kinds of materials, but still kept on a small scale.
This pic here as you can see was only the size of a can of soup. I have an old, old stump that I never knew what to do with because it will be there till it disintigrates ... sp? ... well anyhow, I purchased these adorable tiny plants called "Stepables" from my garden center. Here is a link to them online at www.stapables.com. (for some reason the link is not working.)
Here's what I bought --
Clumping Baby's Breath
Purple Mazus Reptans
Alpine Mouse Ear
and some small violets
I am mulching this area with mushroom mulch, placing small rocks, not too over large ones, so as to keep with the smallness of the garden. I will take some pic's when finished.
I have a small goldfish pond (130 gallon size from Lowes') that keeps going green on me. I have cleaned it out twice now and had to go and get some additives. Didn't have to do that last year. Can't believe my fish even survived the winter but they did. I'll take some pic's of that, too.
What are you doing in your garden this year? Vegetables, flowers, herbs, rock, what?
Anyone know what works good for slugs on Hosta's? They are eating them already.
Share with us a link won't you? ...
"Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce."
-- Jere. 29:5 ESV
-- Jere. 29:5 ESV