The new company is using BIG stones ! all the way through as much as possible.
Makes for much safer stepping .. this is just the skeleton stage.
The decision had to be made about whether I could really handle planting in between the stones.
But don't judge by this picture, this is just the first placement stage the gaps aren't that wide.
In any case .. Garden PA convinced me that I would be taking on too much yet again so the joints will be sealed .. one less worry.
Mean while the work trickles on to next week ... rain days and wasps (tiny nest made the company boss nervous)
The weekend is supposed to be nice so I get to clean up some plants that have been splattered with a bit of gravel and stone dust.
I am still doing the happy dance from when it first all started back in May.
I was contacted by Eva Rodriguez, an education intern for the Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden ... asking if they could use one of my plant pictures of Diervilla sessilifolia, aka
Southern bush honeysuckle.
It would be used in an article for encouraging the use of alternative native plants.
To be truthful I thought the email was "spam" or something of that nature ..
I had my finger on the delete button in fact .. but then I read on and was really surprised !
To be "asked" was a huge factor because you know how often our pictures are just taken, and most times we don't even know about it.
So this is what happened !
"Leaves" is their quarterly publication
My picture is the bottom right hand one.
I was so flattered (yes I am a BIG kid !) ...
Lesson learned is you never know who is looking at your pictures on the net ... you think a lot of people would know that anyways ? haha .. but usually in the negative sense.
This however was very positive and it made me VERY happy !
Another happy dance has been Schubertii allium .. I planted them last Fall after seeing how crazy they looked on Graces's blog "Garden with Grace" and Peter from Outlaw Gardener had some great pictures of them this year as well .. so here are some of mine : )
I absolutely love them to bits !
So that is my "happiness" all bundled up for this post ...
"Flattery and Frivolity?" hosted by my plants and garden !