How we garden at our place

by Jessie K on May 21, 2014


Please note the little sidekick strapped to Jake’s chest. Katie loves riding around in that thing. (Good thing, too, because she doesn’t have much choice.)

My Dad was here over the weekend and he helped us install a new rock garden, which will give us something pretty to look at as we drive around our circular driveway. Wait. That sounds weird. We don’t actually drive round and round our driveway for fun. The driveway is in a circle formation so you never have to back up (more of Jake’s handiwork, naturally).


Jake dug up several massive rocks around the property with his mini excavator — or “mini ex,” as he likes to call it —  and installed them in the newly dug garden area.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOnce he had all the rocks arranged where he wanted them, we went around our wooded property and dug up whatever plants we thought might look pretty.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe dug up and transplanted mostly ferns and a Virginia creeper-like ground cover. We also transplanted a bunch of shade loving hostas, which the previous owners planted all around the property.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASome bordering this old shed…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…and some along the rear of the house. I love hostas.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s the ground cover that grows and spread like wildfire.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’ll look really nice once it’s all grown in and lush.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACan’t move boulders without a mini ex. Even June calls it the mini ex.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOnce finished digging and transplanting, we watered everything in. Hopefully these plants will take off!

(Top photo — the best photo — by Dave Knadler)

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