Francesca and Ralph's new house has a courtyard garden that needed some help. And while we are a long way from finished, it is looking a bit better.
First time visitor to this blog? Click here to see the before photos.
|The new pathway that leads more directly to the front door is laid. Gravel mulch will keep the weeds down.|
|Hens and Chicks are planted alongside the stepping stones. Eventually they will spread and bring in some much needed green. To the left are planting spaces awaiting herbs, which we hope will be brought as shower gifts.|
|Borrowed pots of flowers will be replaced after the wedding shower with rose bushes and Thymus "Pink Chintz" as a ground cover. Ralph will choose the roses since that is his area of expertise.|
|And several Russian Sages which look like this when they get a tiny bit of water.|
|Succulents will be used as centerpieces on the tables for the party and then planted here and there.|
|This arched gate is just crying out for a climbing rose, don't you think?|