It wasn’t so long ago that the gardens looked bare and the pond stood in stark contrast to the landscape.
A few weeks later and things are looking much better.
What caught my attention today was some Sweet Woodruff growing out of the pond wall. Sweet Woodruff earns it’s reputation as an aggressive spreader. Not even a stone wallseems to stop it.
Below the woodruff are Jewelweed seedlings and above is a creeping hydrangea which is proving to be no match against the invading groundcover.
On the other side of the pond the Hostas and Ligularia are filling out nicely.
Now to zoom in a bit closer to see the ‘bubble rock’
Calling this stone special is an understatement. No one had ever seen anything like this before at the quarry and I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else either. Ripples – yes. Bubbles – no. The stone has lost it’s colors as it’s darkened with age. I suppose a good powerwash would bring back the purple and orange.
This was one set of slabs I wasn’t going to let go of. Unless of course you make me an offer I can’t refuse.