Rocks….I really do like rocks! Since I was a kid growing up as a tomboy, (I loved being outside more than anything!) I picked up rocks & was facinated by them. I had a rock collection that I kept in a shoebox for the longest time. Wish I’d kept those for the long haul…whenever I’d see an interesting rock, in my shoebox it would go. My family used to go to NC on vacation when we were kids & there were all sorts of neat rocks there…in the streams especially. We’d visit the gem shops & I was in heaven…all those neat gemstones were so pretty. Once we even found some rocks that had nuggets of garnets in theme & we chipped out the garnets & fancied ourselves having something very valuable. Never did anything with the round red garnets, but they were pretty to look at. So, now I love to add rocks to my garden beds for the texture & just the plain ole’ pretty look they have. I picked these 3 up in the neighborhood (an empty lot). We have huge boulders of rocks around here, some houses have nothing but rocks in the frontyard, which makes landscaping very challenging. We don’t have any boulders in our yard (I really wish we did!), so I’ll have to make due with the ones I can actually pick up & carry!
Here’s the yardsale armillary… I’ll leave it in this frontbed so it can be seen well. The rocks will probably be moved around the yard to different areas…we’ve got a lot to do in this yard, as I only started planting things last year. I’ll have lots of places to put the rocks. Here are a few things starting to bloom in the yard this week. Purple verbena is coming back strong from last year & my Endless Summer hydrangea is putting out some nice green growth! Those reddish leaves right below the armillary are Double Knockout roses…they are really bursting forth with new leaves, so I’m really excited to see how well they do this year…they bloomed all summer last year. Looking forward to seeing more out there soon. Have a great weekend everyone!
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