Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks

The first rock (with the shovel to show scale) was moved to this temporary location late this fall. I flipped it end over end and plan to use it as part of my planned streambed. I'm hoping to create a few waterfalls and perhaps a small pond or wider, slower section to the stream. This rock is the largest of the three shown, although there is a huge boulder in the background (the picture doesn't do it justice).
The other picture show the three rocks I collected today and a few of the others I've gathered so far. There are many more for me to choose from and most of the time, when I'm digging a hole for a tree, I find a few more. Many of them are rounded from glacial scraping I think. Whatever the reason, they are the right shape for the streambed I have pictured in my head.
In addition to the rocks for the streambed, I moved several stacked stone for the rock wall or patio, and I took cut back another small multifloral rose. I guess, it doesn't seem like much, but I got something done outside today. Not bad for a winter's day.

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