|Stick-like Pecan tree and a bench|
mark the beginning of Moon Garden
In the photo on the right, the edge starting on the lower right and going behind the bench will have a lavender hedge. That's in place, although the plants are difficult to identify because they're so small. Red creeping thyme has a good start at filling in under and around the bench (below). Perhaps by next summer I'll be able to sit and swing my feet
|Sam sitting in the path in the Moon Garden|
More thyme grows around the pecan sapling, including some Silver Thyme. The person I bought it from didn't know it's listed as a Zone 7 plant. She says she's had no trouble growing it here in Zone 5. If that's the case, it'll be perfect in this garden. I planted some Dusty Miller (lower left corner), but it hasn't been doing all that well. Cute little Sam has pulled at least one of them completely out of the ground.
The biggest handicap with this project remains my husband's insistence that he run a pipe line from the house to the barn, right through the garden-to-be. I was hoping that he'd get this started (done) soon after he announced his intention. Hasn't happened yet. The concrete dragon sculpture I want to create on site would sit squarely over this pipe line, so I can't do more than think about it until the pipe is laid. To compensate, I thought about making a giant frog to sit in the front yard. Haven't gotten to that, yet, either. I'm laughing at myself as I type this because I've never made more than a stepping stone in concrete and now I want to sculpt a dragon. Okay, so maybe I should try something really small first, like a sculpted frog steppingstone. If I can do that and make a mold, I can have frogs all over the place! Another project for next year, when I can work outside.
Oh, in case you haven't met him already, Sam's the puppy, a golden retriever/German shepherd mix that promises to pass thirty pounds before he's three months old. He and my gardens will grow together.